Guys! I finally found the solution to our goalscoring problems!
No, not really (or did i?); but i have a good friend of mine who's a natural goal poacher. You know, the type this club is very known for producing (Fowler, Rush & Owen before he turned into a c**t). The type that you just cannot create. This guy's got flair, pace, a winning mentality; and just that edge that our forwards have rather been lacking recently. Brilliant movement in the box and clinical finishing with both
His name is Shadi Ahdy Iskander, and he's Egyptian (as am i). (googling won't help much..yet
I've had a long talk with him and convinced him that he should aim for Liverpool, and only Liverpool. He's always been curious why i've been so passionate about the club over such a long period and finally himself understood the greatness of the club and what it represents.
He's currently playing for Lierse S.K. in the Belgian First Division. He just moved there this season after scoring 3 goals in 3 pre-season matches for Egyptian First Division side "Wadi Degla", and just had his first game for the Belgian team's reserves vs Zulte Waregem where he netted once. He's training with the first team, and i'm pretty sure he'll be playing week in week out in the Jupiler League very soon.
He's just turned 19, so i realize he's a bit 'old', but he's been playing professional football since a very young age. He was in Arsenal's soccer school in Egypt, and attended an Arsenal international competition in London in July 2005 where he scored 13 goals in 5 games, thus becoming the tournament's top scorer. After that, he joined an Egyptian side and played in the youth 1st division, being his team's top scorer consecutively for every year between 2007-2011 while moving up from U14 all the way to the first team.
He banged in a total of 60 league goals in 70 matches, and it needs to be noted that his team wasn't even dominant in the league.
In April last year, he had a trial for Bayern Munich, where they accepted him for their U19 side, but unfortunately he hadn't turned 18 at that point so he couldn't get a work permit.
Now he wants to have a trial at LFC, and i was wondering how to get that arranged for him. Additionally, i was hoping some people would be interested in this specific case and check the youtube compilation i'm posting below and also keep track of him; so that maybe he would be having some fan support for the trial; it would mean a lot.
(Camera quality isn't exactly great, and a lot of goals and dribbles etc are missing, but it still gives an insight on what type of player he is. Note: It also contains some compilations from when he was much younger.)Shadi Ahdy
Special mention to the 2 freekicks starting at 8:55.