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The Shimmering Allure of Liverpool's Strikers' Merry-Go-Round

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You will get a ride for half a season, maybe a full season, and then most likely will you have failed to make your mark and will be spat out into the journeyman player existence of lesser and lesser clubs in lower and lower leagues.

Assaidi, Borini, Aspas... The uncompromising life of a striker is not easy. Working at either end of the field, when goal keepers or strikers don't do their work right, there is nowhere to hide.

Assaidi and Aspas were putting in goals for fun in their respective clubs before the lure of the big club in a big league yanked them from their home soil to try and prove themselves and win glory on foreign shores. More often than not, it seems that covetting such dreams ends up in tears. Top clubs badly need strikers and chew through an amazing amount of hopefuls to find a few golden nuggets, who proves themselves over time. In short, there are an awful lot of "the new Thierry Henry" and very few actual Thierry Henrys.

According to Metro another warm body is ready to push out one of the unfortunate ones into the cold life of loan spells and midtable benchwarming: Luc Castaignos.

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The 21 year old Dutchman plays for Twente, after an 18 months unsuccessful spell at Inter Milan. At Twente he has scored, not heaps, but a decent 7 goals in 14 matches. Historically Brendan Rodgers has been keen to take on Inter Milan rejects and proved the doubters comprehensively wrong with Coutinho. Although Suarez is firing on all cylinders, Sturridge may be injured, or carrying a niggling injury, and the replacements in the queue below have not exactly set The Kop on fire. So come January Luc might arrive at Melwood bright-eyed and bushytailed dreaming to be more than a number in the squad.

As always we dream along with him and hope that the wurly music of You'll Never Walk Alone will ring in his ears longer than the statistically probable half-to-single season, before the red and gold shimmer of the strikers carrousel attract another set of hopefuls.

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