The transfer window enters it’s fourth day and there’s been very few signings thus far in the Premier League.
The main action has seen managers and owners of mediocre clubs participating in ridiculous public relations exercises by “declaring interest” in signing David Beckham (for a whole 2 months) or bringing an over the hill Brazilian to quell the fans’ criticisms of the new regime.
Thankfully, LFC have done neither and by all accounts are showing signs of returning to going about their business behind closed doors.
Aside from the rumours surrounding the manager’s position and the host of names which are being touted as potential successors to Roy Hodgson, Liverpool are most heavily being linked with wingers. Which is bizarre in itself as Roy told us at the start of October “We don’t play with wingers“.
The four wingers most prominently linked are Aston Villa‘s Ashley Young, Wigan’s Charles N’Zogbia, Dutchman Eljero Elia and Rennes’ Sylvain Marveaux.
Marveaux was spotted at Anfield at the Wolves defeat and is expected to sign a pre-contract agreement to arrive on a bosman transfer in the summer when his current contract expires. The former French under-21 international is well known to director of football strategy Damien Comolli.
Some reports over the weekend suggested a deal for Elia was imminent, for a reported £12m. The 24 year old attacker is currently at Hamburg and his arrival would most likely see fellow Dutchman Ryan Babel leave – who is still being tracked by Birmingham City.
The Telegraph report that should a move for Elia break down “Liverpool are also monitoring Ivory Coast international Lacina Traoré, Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge and Ajax forward Luis Suarez.”
Another player attracting to interest is German international centre back Per Mertsacker. Liverpool are reported to be in a battle with Arsenal for the 6ft 6in Werder Bremen man, valued around £8m.
The most pleasing thing from a fans’ perspective is that the names listed above and being touted around press are all worthy of improving Liverpool’s first-team eleven. This is opposed to the likes of Bobby Zamora and Carlton Cole who fans feared may attract interest should Hodgson continue his signings of the quality of Poulsen and Konchesky in the summer.