Gary Neville feels Tevez should be brought Earlier

  • Posted on: 16 January 2015

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says that Liverpool could have brought in a player like Carlos Tevez in the summer rather than signing names like Mario Balotelli.

Liverpool have been struggling for form and consistency since the start of the campaign. This is in sharp contrast to the brilliant campaign, even though it ended up trophyless once again, last time around. One of the hallmarks of last season was Liverpool’s ability to come out flying out of the blocks. They have been unable to do so due to several reasons, but fingers of blame have been largely pointed at Balotelli.

Even though the former Manchester City striker cost relatively low at just £ 16 million, he has yet to score a goal in the league. His two goals have come in the Champions League and the League Cup. He once again drew blank in the latest league match, which ended in a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Tevez continues to set the Italian league on fire after scoring a wonderful solo goal in the 7-0 win for Juventus against Parma. It is not surprising that Juventus lead the table due to the goals from the Argentine. Neville says that Balotelli does not work hard enough to fit into this Liverpool team.

“Losing Suárez cost them both quality and spirit. No single player should ever have the club hanging by a thread.Man Utd lost talismanic players but never to the point where the competitive basis dropped below title-winning or Champions League level. There was a greater degree of quality throughout the squad.If you think of the type of player Suárez was for them, Liverpool needed a Carlos Tévez or an Alexis Sánchez,” said the former United captain. If results continue to be poor, Liverpool cannot wait to recall Daniel Sturridge from injury.