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Liverpool urged to sign Chelsea star as Firmino ‘replacement’

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Former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino believes Olivier Giroud can still do a good job for Liverpool despite his age.

Tony Cascarino is of the opinion that Olivier Giroud still boasts enough quality to do a good job for Liverpool.

The Frenchman is back in the limelight after scoring a brilliant overhead kick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

However, Giroud is in the final months of his contract and there is a possibility he could leave the Blues in the summer.

The 34-year-old has so far scored 11 goals for Chelsea and continues to pop up with vital goals when needed.

Tony Cascarino has now claimed that Giroud is one of the most underrated forwards in football while adding that he could replace a ‘declining’ Firmino at Liverpool.

“I would say he is the best in the world of the most underrated players,” said Cascarino on talkSPORT Breakfast.

“There are a good few that are underrated and he’s at the top of the list.”

“I was lucky enough to see Olivier as a young man when he was at Montpellier when they won the [Ligue 1] title, and he played a big part in that before he joined Arsenal.”

“You could always see there was something a little bit different because he’s not a traditional centre-forward, yet he leads the line brilliantly.”

Asked if he would sign him on a free transfer for Liverpool this summer, Cascarino replied: “Absolutely.”

“I think there are very few players that can do the Roberto Firmino role.”

“Look, at 35 years old, he’d do a great job.”

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