Solanke struggles for game time at Liverpool
Crystal Palace are eyeing a loan move for Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke, according to the Evening Standard.
Solanke joined Liverpool from Chelsea on a free transfer in July of 2017.
Solanke’s debut season for Liverpool saw the forward make 30 appearances across all competitions.
However, the majority of those appearances would come as a sub.
As a result, the 21-year-old scored just two and assisted one for Liverpool last season.
Solanke’s 2018/19 season has not got off to a great start either.
The return of Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge being fit again has seen the young Englishman pushed way down the Liverpool striker’s pecking order.
This has lead to Solanke featuring zero times for Liverpool’s first team this season
Solanke has made two appearances for Liverpool’s under-23 side, in which he scored two goals.
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Crystal Palace’s striking problems
Given his lack of game time, Solanke may well be open to a loan move in January.
Crystal Palace would be the perfect place for Solanke to move to as the Eagles are in desperate need of some reinforcements up top.
Christian Benteke, Palace’s main striker, has been out for most of the season with a knee injury and even when fit the Belgian’s form has been poor.
Palace have instead been playing both Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend as strikers this season, both of which are naturally wingers.
Crystal Palace’s need for another striker can further be seen by the fact they have scored just 14 goals in 17 league games this season, the joint second lowest in the league.
Their top scorer this season is also Luka Milivojevic, a central midfielder with four goals.