Liverpool ‘Director of Football Strategy’ (General Manager to you and me) Damien Comolli has proven that he is the true man in charge at Anfield, not ‘sinking’ Woy Hodgson, as he attempts to get hold of a Frenchman to come to Liverpool.
If Comolli ‘the talent-spotter’ was chasing a young talent for the future, like he did at Spurs with Gareth Bale and Adel Taarabt then that would not be overly stepping on Hodgson’s toes. However, the guy he is after for Liverpool is a 24-year old utility midfielder who is probably at the peak of his career.
There is no question that the player he is after, Sylvain Marveaux, is a very decent player. A good, mainly left-sided, ball playing midfielder, who Chelsea and Manchester United both scouted in the summer and to get him on a Bosman free off of Rennes, as is Liverpool’s plan, in the summer would be an extremely good signing.
However, if the manager isn’t the guy responsible for signing players for the first-team, then Woy becomes a lame sitting duck, if he wasn’t in that position already.
Liverpool bringing in the uncapped, former under-21 international for nothing in the summer would certainly strengthen the squad on paper. Any new signing is not ‘Woy’s man’ and that puts the pair of them at odds when they eventually joined forces next term.
So, the true story of Comolli chasing Sylvain Marveaux is not the adding of a quality player to Liverpool’s squad, but the prove that Hodgson won’t be there by the time he arrives.