Liverpool to ‘renew interest in Micah Richards’

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Liverpool will renew their interest in Manchester City‘s Micah Richards this summer, according to reports on Saturday.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 11, 2012: Manchester City's captain Micah Richards in action against Liverpool during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Richards, 25, has been a peripheral figure at City in recent years, due to the form of Pablo Zabaleta and injuries. He’s made just 10 appearances this season in all competitions.

The versatile Englishman, who can play at right-back or centre-back has just a year remaining on his deal at Eastlands and is expected to leave the club this summer.

He’s a player who Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has previously been linked with, and being a close friend of striker Daniel Sturridge he’s been in attendance at Anfield in recent months.

The Daily Mail claim that “City will look to recoup around £8m for Richards, despite the fact he only has 12 months left on his current deal.” It’s unlikely Liverpool would be willing to pay anywhere near that figure.

The Mirror claim the fee would be £7m.

A move to Anfield would appeal to Richards, having seen the work that Rodgers has done in revitalising the career of his friend Sturridge, and others, in his first two season at Liverpool.

The Mirror write that “The England star hopes that a fresh start will reignite his career and Liverpool are keen to extend their squad for the Champions League next season.”

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