People Need To Start Talking About Ciro Immobile More

Of course, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be grabbing the news again this year with their goal-scoring prowess and unbelievable performances in the most vital of games.

This season there's been a new addition to this collection of superstars: Mohamed Salah, dubbed the Egyptian King by Liverpool supporters, has decided joined in the elitist party, with one hand surely on the revered Ballon d'Or award this year should Liverpool do the unthinkable and win the Champions League.

But there is another attacker making all the right noises. Someone who is seemingly scoring for fun this season. He's a man in the Italian league that has somehow flown under the radar.

Ciro Immobile, the one who has often linked with Arsenal about four to three years ago, has been banging them in for Lazio.

The prolific Italian forward incredibly has the same amount of goals as Salah and Messi's this year, netting 39 times for his side.

In Serie A, Immobile has netted 27 times in 28 appearances, totaling 39 goals in 42 games for the Rome club this year.

It wasn't always this rosy for the 28-year-old, however.

Immobile in action for Lazio. Image: PA
Immobile in action for Lazio. Image: PA

Beginning his career with Juventus in 2009, the striker had a lackluster time at Genoa before finding his form at Torino.

Immobile was much hyped at the time, but spells at Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla didn't work out.

But since his move to Lazio in 2016, he's found his form again, to say the least.

This season, the Italy international has been on fire, helping Lazio return to the top four of Serie A with a Champions League spot in sight.

Immobile celebrates scoring a goal for Lazio. Image: PA
Immobile celebrates scoring a goal for Lazio. Image: PA

We wonder whether Klopp would consider bringing Immobile to Anfield, to bolster the already ferocious attack alongside Salah. However, that might be a tad overkill in hindsight.

Imagine a shared 78 goals between just two players. Surely there're rules or sanctions against such potential firepower?

Words: Jacque Talbot

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