Genoa midfielder Juraj Kucka has responded to rumours that he may be on Liverpool’s wishlist this summer with a pinch of salt.
The defensive midfielder, who is a Slovakian international just like Reds’ defender Martin Skrtel, says he is flattered by the speculation but suggested he will remain in Italy next season.
“It’s good news,” he is quoted on the International Business Times website as saying. “I have read it on the internet. I have not called my compatriot Martin Skrtel and have no plans to do so. I prefer to keep my feet on the ground.
“I am a Genoa player, so I have to think that I’ll play in Genoa the next season.
“But I can imagine what it would mean to wear the Liverpool shirt.”
Kucka, 26, stands at 6ft 1inch, but would be a surprise signing for Brendan Rodgers, who has midfielders in abundance in his squad and looking to make his team suit a more attacking style of play.
Whilst a defensive midfielder may be on Rodgers’ agenda, we don’t believe Kucka’s style of play in this position would suit the Reds.
The former Sparta Prague player has made 76 appearances for Genoa since signing two years ago and earned himself 29 caps for Slovakia.
Meanwhile his international teammate Skrtel hinted today in an interview in his homeland that he may need to consider his options if Liverpool bring in new defenders this summer.
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