Liverpool’s first January signing

Liverpool’s first signing under the new director of football strategy Damien Comolli is predictably set to be a Frenchman.

Rennes winger Sylvain Marveaux was sat in the directors box at Anfield during last night’s defeat to Wolves, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The former French under 21 international has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Chelsea in the past and can play in a variety of positions across midfield. The Echo believes that although no deal has yet to be agreed, the 24 year old is out of contract in the summer and would command a very modest fee of £1.5million.

Given that Roy Hogdson has in the past suggested we “don’t play with wingers”, and Marveaux is a French winger, it suggests this one might not exactly be his signing.