'He is that good' - BBC Pundit hails £100m man amid recent Liverpool transfer links

BBC pundit and former Everton star Pat Nevin has suggested that Anthony Gordon would be a fantastic replacement for Mohamed Salah in the near future. 

Gordon, a former Everton player himself, has shone during his first full season at Newcastle United, scoring 11 goals and providing ten assists from the wing.

The attacker has been linked with a shock £100m move back to Merseyside in recent days, with Liverpool reportedly interested in signing the 23-year-old.

While David Ornstein has suggested the move is unlikely, Liverpool are expected to target wide forwards this summer, perhaps more than one depending on whether Luis Diaz leaves Anfield amid Barcelona interest.

However, despite his Goodison Park connections, there can be no doubting Gordon's quality, with Nevin suggesting he would be an excellent heir to Salah's golden throne.


Speaking with Prime Slots UK, Nevin stated: "I don't think Evertonians have forgiven him for what happened at the end of his career there yet!

"Anthony is quite special, he breaks lines all the time and he reminds me of Jack Grealish before he went to Manchester City from Aston Villa.

"This rumour [about Liverpool] doesn't surprise me, nor do I think it should be dismissed. He has phenomenal skills, and he has the ability to beat players. Too often, wingers will bring the ball up the pitch, before turning back and laying off a simple pass and removing the danger.

"You don't pay £100m for a winger to stop and turn back, you pay that money for someone that can break lines, drag people across and create. These players are a rarity in modern football and that is who the money is being spent on.

Anthony Gordon

Anthony Gordon

"How long has Mo Salah got left at Liverpool, and is he still as dynamic as he once was back in the day? He's still brilliant, but he won't last forever and Liverpool need to think about the future. It would not shock me at all, because I think he is that good."

Gordon certainly is a special talent and the perfect profile for a Liverpool signing, even if the £100m price tag is likely to put FSG off a summer move.

Newcastle may have to sell players this summer in order to comply with Financial Fair Play, with Gordon among those subsequently linked with an exit.

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