While eager to see Liverpool address their frontline issues, Aldridge admits that it would be nigh on impossible to find another player like Ibrahimovic.

He added: “As I weigh up the respective merits of the best strikers in the Premier League right now, Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic stands out as the talisman any manager would want in his team.firmino ibrahimovic

“Okay, Diego Costa has been annoyingly brilliant for Chelsea this season and he will lead them to the Premier League title if he stays fit.

“I’m also a big fan of Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku is having a great season at Everton, as he has proved himself to be a prolific finisher when chances come his way.

“Yet I believe Ibrahimovic has more to offer than all of them, in a season when he has silenced the critics who were suggesting he was past his best at the age of 35.”