Liverpool are expected to make a move for Cardiff City captain Steven Caulker in the summer, according to The Telegraph.
With speculation suggesting Daniel Agger may be moved on by Liverpool in the summer, 22-year-old Caulker could be seen as the long-term central defensive partner for Mamadou Sakho in the summer.
Matt Law of the The Telegraph writes on Friday:
It is believed the Anfield club’s summer transfer policy is likely to be affected by whether or not the club qualifies for next season’s Champions League.
While Rodgers is a fan of Caulker, it is unclear whether the Liverpool transfer committee will be as keen on a deal for him.
Furthermore, Rodgers took Caulker on loan from Spurs in the 2011/12 season. Caulker made 26 appearances in the Swans’ first season back in the top flight.
Caulker’s rejuvenated performances for Cardiff since his £8 million move from White Hart Lane last summer have seen him earn a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad this week.
Should he play against Denmark at Wembley next week, it will be his second cap for the national team. He made his debut in a friendly against Sweden in 2012, in which he scored.
Liverpool’s defence has seen many shifts in personnel this season, due to injuries.
The Reds are hopeful that £18 million signing Sakho will be available for first-team action soon after recovering from the hamstring injury he picked up at the end of 2013.
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