Romelu Lukaku has made an impressive start to his Manchester United career.
Any player who commands a £75 million fee is immediately under pressure to perform; there’s no time to settle.
And Lukaku has met those demands since his move from Everton.
The Belgian striker has found the net 11 times so far this season, including scoring in each of his last six matches.
There was a point in the summer when it looked like Alvaro Morata would sign for Man United. While the Spaniard has always impressed at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho must be delighted that he got Lukaku instead.
The 24-year-old will hope to continue his impressive streak when he goes up against Liverpool in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.
Given the state of Liverpool’s defence at the moment, Lukaku will expect to be on the scoresheet once again.
Fowler has praised Lukaku
One player who knows the challenge that awaits Liverpool is Robbie Fowler, a legend on Merseyside.
While Fowler insists he would prefer Liverpool’s style of attack to Man United’s, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho all posing a threat, he has marked out Lukaku as a real talent.
Fowler highlights Lukaku's unheralded ability
Fowler even identified one strength that is rarely considered when discussing Lukaku: the lack of injuries he suffers.
Lukaku suffered a minor ankle injury before the international break but, according to transfermarkt.com, has suffered just three injuries since the 2013-14 season.
And as the adage goes, your best ability is availability.
“I am not surprised how well Lukaku has done,” Fowler told the Telegraph.
“He has always had the goals in him and players like Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford can make chances for him.
“He is strong and quick, but what is also important about him he is rarely injured.
“It’s such a big asset to have a player like that who hardly misses games.
“We have seen how good a goalscorer he has become over the years with Everton.”
Indeed, it was an injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic last season that pushed Mourinho to prioritise a striker in the summer.
Fowler added: “In the current climate, I still think I’d prefer the Liverpool style with three others all working to create the chances.
“Mourinho has set up with Lukaku as that focal point, but Jurgen Klopp has made it clear how he wants to play with a quartet moving around and being a nuisance.”
It promises to be an enthralling, attacking affair.
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