Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has suggested that the Reds should look to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa on loan until January, report the Irish Examiner.
The Irish Examiner report that Costa looks likely to return to former employers Atletico Madrid this summer, but a transfer ban will prevent the Spaniard playing for Diego Simeone’s side until January.
It is noted in the Irish Examiner’s report that AC Milan are also thought to have joined the race to secure his signature – but Phil Thompson, who works as a pundit on Sky Sports nowadays, believes that Liverpool should also be in the running.
The Irish Examier quote Thompson, who controversially says:
“Dare I say it: Diego Costa signs for Atletico Madrid and then gets loaned out to Liverpool? It would be quite a dream, wouldn’t it? I’d take him for six months.”
From a Chelsea perspective, the prospect of Costa ever pulling on a Liverpool shirt should not be entertained – not even for six months.
For a player of his quality, it is difficult to believe that there will be any shortage of interest, we should not be allowing him to join any Premier League side, because he would improve every single one of them.