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Jordan Henderson still needs a little more time in the oven before he’s lighting up the league, but if God forbid this football thing doesn’t work out, he’ll need to find something else to do besides acting. The Liverpool youngster will be appearing in a new mini-game launching in mid-April on the IAMPLAYR.com website and shot a quick promo with Scouse comedian Darren Farley to promote it. While the Jamie Carragher impersonator does a class job of keeping it together, Jordan has a bit of a hard time holding it all together. The News Desk isn’t one to judge, since we come down with a case of the giggles at least once a day, but really Jordan? We’re a desk and you’re a professional footballer. A England man should hold a tad more dignity, no?
Ok, we didn’t think so either.
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(Disclaimer: This is a very long post, about a player who we possibly may never sign. If you have something more important to do with your life, do it now. If you want to find out more about potential LFC target Jackson Martínez, please read on.)
This, ladies and gentlemen, is Jaguares de Chiapas striker Jackson Martínez. A current Colombian international, captain of his Mexican Primera División side, and the second highest goal scorer in Jaguares’ history, Martínez’ stock is rising in world football, thanks mainly for his ability to score goals.
It is not the number of goals as much as it is the manner of scoring that I find particularly impressive – although he has scored an incredible number of goals, both with Jaguares and Colombian club side Deportiva Independiente Medellín, with whom he won a title in 2009.
And on top of his abundantly evident goal threat, Martínez carries something of an interest in LFC. Twice in the last 6 months he has publicly commented that Liverpool is an interesting option for him, but pausing to add earlier this month that there’s “still nothing concrete”. The mere fact he’s talking about us suggests he’s open to a move, but is he good enough for Liverpool? Would he improve our stuttering form in front of goal that has cost us so dearly in our current league campaign?