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The Stolen XI: Eberechi Eze

This week’s edition of The Stolen XI is based on our next opponent, Crystal Palace, they have a young and promising line up but who would Liverpool steal? Let’s find out

This week’s edition of The Stolen XI is based on Crystal Palace, who should Liverpool steal? Lets find out!


Last week Crystal Palace stunned Tottenham and won 3-0 in a game that Tottenham were expected to win easily. 

Patrick Viera’s side have seen many changes in the summer transfer window with nine players coming in and 11 players going out, at the end of last season the majority of Crystal Palaces squad were out of contract. 

By making this many signings Crystal Palace are a completely different team and are playing a much more fluid style of football in comparison to what Roy Hodgson was using last season.

Crystal Palace’s team is filled with talent especially after the many acquisitions they acquired this summer. The three players however, that I would love Liverpool to sign are Eberechi Eze (23), Michael Olise (19) and Nathan Ferguson (20).

Eze was Crystal Palace’s ‘top’ signing last season and had 10 goal contributions in 34 league matches for Palace last season which is a solid return considering it was his first season in the Premier League. 

Eze started his senior career in football at Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and in his final season at the club before joining Palace, Eze got voted the Supporters Player of The Year after a very good season in The Championship.

Eberechi Eze

I feel that Eze would be a good signing for Liverpool as he would add depth to both the midfield and wings which is where Liverpool seems to be getting multiple injuries so far this season. In addition, he would also add some flair to Liverpool’s team as he stood out last season in Crystal Palace’s team.

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This season with Eze playing alongside Olise, Odsonne Edouard and Wilfried Zaha I feel that Eze will be a star for Crystal Palace (once he’s back from his injury.) Eze would be a great signing for any team and would provide another option in attack that Liverpool seemingly needs.

Eze and Zaha

Michael Olise is one of the latest signings for Viera’s Crystal Palace and has only played one game so far but it will take time for him to settle into the speed and physicality of the premier league. In his last season at Reading Olise contributed to 19 goals in all competitions which is extremely good for the then 18-year-old.

Michael Olise

Olise broke through Reading’s youth ranks and made a whopping 67 senior team appearances before moving to Crystal Palace in the summer. In his last season at Reading. 

Olise also managed to earn the EA Sports Young Player of the Year Award in the Championship. Olise would provide extra speed and skill to Liverpool’s team and the fact that he is only 19 means that he could only get better and with mentors such as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane round him, he would be able to become a top-class player.

Finally, I’m sure that many people are shocked that Wilfried Zaha hasn’t been included in my round up of players that I would love Liverpool to steal but I feel that Nathan Ferguson would be a much better acquisition for Liverpool as they are significantly lacking depth in the right back position.

Nathan Ferguson

Ferguson was another one of Crystal Palace’s signings last summer and although he hasn’t made an appearance for the club yet I feel that when he played for West Bromwich Albion in the 2018/19 season he showed real promise and would assist Liverpool in case Trent Alexander-Arnold received an injury.

Ferguson is only 20 years old and showed real promise in his breakout season, I feel that if Liverpool could ‘steal’ him then they would be much stringer in defence.

Taking all of this into consideration I feel that the player Liverpool should steal is Eberechi Eze. I feel that out of all the options I’ve spoken about in this article he would be the best suited to Liverpool’s team and he would be the most useful for Jurgen Klopp’s team.