EPL: He can play until 40 – Cascarino tells Liverpool to sign Chelsea star


Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, believes Liverpool should sign defender Thiago Silva should the Blues fail to extend his contract.

Cascarino said Silva can play until 40, adding that the Brazilian would be a perfect fit for Liverpool.

He stated this after Silva put on a great performance during Chelsea’s Premier League 0-0 draw against Liverpool over the weekend.

“Thiago Silva’s performance was just extraordinary at the back. You just laugh at someone who is 37 who gets in a one-on-one with [Darwin] Nunez, who is lightning quick and OK he might catch after you, but he doesn’t get away from Thiago Silva. Which is extraordinary, brilliant defending.” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

He added: “He was outstanding again for Chelsea yesterday, Thiago Silva. He has got the Maldini in him, [can] play until 40 quite comfortably. If Chelsea didn’t offer a contract to him at the end of the season, there will be plenty that would, without a doubt, because I would. If I was in a management position, I would be saying ‘I will take him for a year’, absolutely.

“Yeah [I would take him at Liverpool], if I could get him for nothing, I would get him in absolutely, he is a fabulous footballer. He is so composed, rarely gets in trouble, everybody talks about his age and people think you can get behind him and run him, I can’t think of many who have actually outran him and got in behind, he seems to read the game so well.”