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Aldo: Chelsea striker Diego Costa just who Liverpool needs

John Aldridge says Chelsea ace Diego Costa is the player Liverpool needs.

The £32m striker then left Atletico Madrid to sign for Chelsea in the summer and has gone on to net 10 goals in nine games for the Blues.

Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo: "Gone are the days when every player wanted to sign for Liverpool given the chance.

"Chelsea and Arsenal are both regular Champions League competitors, can pay phenomenal wages - but most importantly for some players are based in the capital city.

"I don't know if that's why Diego Costa decided to join Chelsea rather than come to Liverpool when he had the chance a couple of years ago - but I would love to see him in a red shirt.

"I'm old fashioned when it comes to strikers and I love to see centre-forwards who are a real pain to play against, who give defenders hell all match and, of course, who can finish.

"Costa will get his fair share of red cards I'm sure, but that will be outweighed by the number of matches he wins for Chelsea with his attitude, his aggression - and his goals.

"We need more players of his calibre at Anfield."

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