Liverpool urged to sign extraordinary Chelsea star

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Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has urged Liverpool to sign Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva if he becomes a free agent this summer.

Silva’s Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season and Cascarino has urged Liverpool to sign the extraordinary defender.

“Thiago Silva’s performance [against Liverpool] was just extraordinary at the back,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

“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.”

He added: “He was outstanding again for Chelsea [against Liverpool], Thiago Silva. He has got the Maldini in him, [can] play until 40 quite comfortably.

“If Chelsea don’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.”