Liverpool have turned a corner in recent weeks as Brendan Rogers style is starting to take effect on Merseyside with two away wins and a spectacular performance at Norwich.
The fans can therefore look into the future now with even more positivity as rumors have it that German play-maker Mesut Ozil could be on his way out of the Bernebeu after falling out of favour at Real Madrid.
The reds have been linked with a move for Ozil a.k.a ‘Nemo’ next summer as the Germans poor start to the season coupled with the arrival of Luka Modric has put his future in serious doubt.
But can Rodgers convince one of Europe’s top midfielders to leave the Spanish giants for a club with high ambition but a work in progress?
Well, Liverpool’s new manager hasn’t exactly shown a great nouse for the transfer market this season after failing to convince Clint Dempsey to come to Anfield and the whole Andy Carroll kerfuffle.
However the magnificent capture of Nuri Sahin on loan from Real Madrid could be key to bringing Ozil to the Premier League. If Sahin sings the praises of Liverpool and Brendan Rogers enough it might just tempt the German to join the Anfield revolution.
Ozil would certainly fit in well with Rodgers’ approach, linking with the main striker from midfield, chipping in with the odd goal and generally adding a bit more guile and movement to the Liverpool attack.
Although the main sticking point in this possible transfer could be ‘Nemo’s’ price tag. Likely to be upwards of £20million and perhaps a little too much for Liverpool as the owners look to tighten the purse strings.
However a double swoop for Ozil and Sahin next summer could well tempt Madrid to sell for a cut price for both with around £35million probably enough to take them both to Anfield.
Ozil would certainly be a magnificent signing for Liverpool and a signal of intent for Rodgers’ side but Champions League football is absolutely essential in convincing the German to leave Madrid, as without it Liverpool will not have the pull or the necessary funds to make it happen.