Former England midfielder John Barnes thinks Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford would be a “wonderful fit” for Liverpool, but dismisses the likelihood of him joining the club.
Rashford, who has five goals in 23 appearances for United this season, has been in poor form in recent months, sparking speculation about his future. He will be out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer of 2023, but the club has the option to extend his deal for another year.
In recent months, he has seemed a ghost of his former self, and his loss of form has been alarming, to the point where interim manager Ralf Rangnick confessed after the 1-0 FA Cup win over Aston Villa in January that he had no idea why he was struggling so much. He has been in and out of the lineup since then, scoring only two goals in 2022.
Liverpool has been linked with a move for West Ham United forward Jarrod Bowen in recent weeks. This season, the former Hull City midfielder has been connected with a number of top-flight Premier League clubs.
However, using Rashford as an example, former Liverpool player Barnes has stated that not every player in strong form or showing signs of tremendous future promise instantly becomes a signing that Liverpool should make.
“There are a lot of players that would be a terrific match for Liverpool,” Barnes said BonusBetCodes. “But it’s just speculation.” “Marcus Rashford would be a good fit for Liverpool, but he won’t be joining us.”
“Liverpool haven’t expressed an interest in signing Bowen, and he hasn’t stated that he wants to leave.” They haven’t made an inquiry as far as I’m aware. He’s a good player, but when you pick players out of thin air and ask if they’d be a good match for Liverpool, it’s difficult to answer.
“It’s a waste of time.” It’s all a bunch of nonsense.
“[Diogo] Jota, [Roberto] Firmino, [Sadio] Mane, [Mohamed] Salah, [Divock] Origi is still there, and [Luis] Diaz has arrived for Liverpool.” “How many front-three people do they require?”
Rashford, who will be hoping to play in England boss Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad later this year, has only started one of Liverpool’s past four Premier League games, emphasising his present troubles. In addition, he has only started two Premier League games so far this season.