There’s 2 weeks left for Liverpool to make their move on target players and sew up deals to bring fresh blood to the squad and save a dwindling season.
Whilst there’s little talk of players making an Anfield exit this month, especially after Kenny Dalglish vowed to try and improve the LFC careers of Christian Poulsen and Paul Konchesky last night, there are several players being watched by the Reds.
In addition, yesterday also brought the news of promotions from youth level to Melwood for highly rated youngsters Suso and Connor Coady. Well done lads.
Here’s the other murmurings on the Rumour Mill this morning:
Stephen Warnock IN from Aston Villa
If the papers are to be believed, Gerard Houllier is thought to be ready to part company with the former Liverpool left-back and a move from Dalglish could see the 29 year old return to his first club, providing some much needed strengthening of the left-back position.
Reports suggest Liverpool are looking to sign Warnock on an initial loan deal that could be made permanent in the summer.
Stewart Downing IN from Aston Villa
As we reported yesterday, Warnock may not be alone in moving from the Midlands to Merseyside, with a possible double swoop on the cards.
Houllier is thought to be ready to offload players to raise funds to sign Sunderland striker Darren Bent, whom Villa put in an £18million bid for yesterday. England winger Downing could provide some much needed width in Liverpool’s midfield.
Luis Suarez IN from Ajax
The controversial Uruguayan international is reported in this morning’s papers to have told Ajax he wants to leave the club for Anfield if a fee can be agreed this month.
Liverpool are thought to have been monitoring the availability of Suarez for some time. Rory Smith in today’s Telegraph reports:
“Though Ajax are prepared to listen to offers substantially below the £35? million valuation they placed on the striker after an impressive World Cup — which included his infamous handball in Uruguay’s quarter-final win against Ghana — the Dutch club will not countenance selling the player for less than £18?million.”
23-year-old Suarez would be a very exciting signing for Liverpool and his attacking hunger may possibly be a big catalyst in Fernando Torres’ form at the club of late.
Smith also suggests that the owners would be keen to invest in Suarez due to his age and marketing power.