Liverpool ‘register their interest in Luke Shaw’

16 January 2014

Liverpool have, according to a report, registered their interest in Southampton duo Luke Shaw and Jay Rodriguez.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Monday, January 21, 2013: Everton's Steven Naismith in action against Southampton's Luke Shaw during the Premiership match at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Telegraph‘s Matt Law writes that Liverpool, along with Tottenham and Man United, have “asked to be kept informed about the situation” regarding highly-rated left-back Shaw, following the departure of Saints chairman Nicola Cortese this week.

Cortese quit the club on Wednesday night and his departure has lead to much speculation surrounding the south coast club and it’s star players.

Liverpool have been linked with forward Rodriguez before, reportedly showing interest in the summer while Luis Suarez’s situation was uncertain.

While midfielder Adam Lallana was speculatively linked with a move to Anfield in November too.

Shaw would be one player most supporters would like to see Liverpool sign to finally provide a solution to the long-term problem area at left-back.

He is not without his fair share of suitors though with all of the top English sides interested – with only Chelsea and Man City likely to pay the reported £20 million fee.

Some may say Shaw, at just 18-years-old, would be somewhat of a Royal Casino gamble for Liverpool.

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Liverpool registering their interest in Shaw is, if you care to take the cynical view, like saying they want to win a football match – pretty obvious.

On Rodriguez, the 24-year-old English forward, Law explains that his contractual situation is currently in limbo, explaining that “Rodriguez has two years remaining on his contract, which is worth around £25,000 a week, but his impressive performances have attracted admiring glances from Liverpool and Arsenal.”

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