Former Man United and Everton star Kanchelskis urges Traore to join bitter rivals Liverpool

By William Griffiths


It is not often a former Manchester United star tells a player to join Liverpool - but that is exactly the advice Andrei Kanchelskis has given Anzhi Makhachkala striker Lacina Traore. 

Liverpool have agreed to monitor the 22-year-old front man - who has scored seven goals in 11 Premier League mathces in Russia - and plan to sit down and thrash out a price at the end of the season. 

On the radar: Liverpool are chasing Anzhi's Lacina Traore (centre)

On the radar: Liverpool are chasing Anzhi's Lacina Traore (centre)

Brendan Rodgers is desperately low on options up front, and Liverpool are relying on Luis Suarez far too much this season.

Kanchelskis, who is now in charge of Russian Premier League club Volga Nizhny Novgorod, has advised Traore to move to Anfield. 

'Traore has all the attributes, height, technique, speed, in order to start playing in England,' he told Russia's Izvestia newspaper. 

'For Liverpool, he would be a good buy, especially givent the current state of affairs in the team.'

Big call: Former Manchester United favourite Andrei Kanchelskis

Big call: Former Manchester United favourite Andrei Kanchelskis

Kanchelskis, who also played for Everton, does not think Traore should pass the opportunity to play for Liverpool.

'In any case, if he receives offers from Premier League teams and especially from Liverpool, he has to go. 

'In spite of the last games of Anzhi, we should not compare these clubs, as it is not necessary to compare the level of the championship. 

'How much have Liverpool won in their history? And how much have Anzhi won? Let's not talk about it, it's ridiculous.'



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I thought Kenny and Comolli had left?

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Is this the same Kanchelskis whose agent walked into Sir Alexs' office with a hold-all full of money and dumped it on his desk? Sir Alex was so taken-aback that he immediately called the finance director to the office and told him to order the agent to take his hold-all and get out!!! Could be.

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more BS we cant afford him and we cant afford to wait till end of the season, the bulk of monies will be spent in january on a striker we can afford.

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I would imagine his advice is based on play time. Most clubs in the EPL have several choices of strikers already including us (Manchester United). So with Liverpool short on fire power upfront it is logical that that would be the best team for him to join to better his career and make a name for himself over here. Stop trying to bring rivalry into it has nothing to do with that.

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What I've seen off him, is that he has good touches and that turn on Coates was class. But if they signed him for 18 milliom only this summer. Then the price will be more. I would rather go after "bony" who a young striker plays in the Dutch league.

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Would be tallest player in the league? He's 6ft 8 :O

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