Following NESV’s takeover of Liverpool, John Henry is reportedly ready to give Roy Hodgson £25million for new players in January; and Hodgson has already identified West Brom winger Chris Brunt as a top priority when the transfer window opens. The 25-year old is a key player at West Brom, having scored 13 goals in the Championship last season and playing an important role in their impressive start to this season.
Hodgson is desperate to add some much-needed width to his Liverpool side: new signing Milan Jovanovic has often looked slightly uncomfortable playing wide on the left, and Maxi Rodriguez has looked off the pace at times.
Brunt is one of West Brom’s best players, however, and Roberto di Matteo is unlikely to be relishing the prospect of losing one of the biggest talents at his disposal. Liverpool, therefore, might need to come in with an offer of at least £9million in order to tempt Brunt away from the midlands. The Northern Ireland international would also give Liverpool a bit of versatility in midfield, with the ability to play on either flank, as well as in the hole behind the strikers.
Liverpool certainly need a spark, and players who can get the ball into Torres: Brunt would be a step up from the underwhelming Maxi Rodriguez.
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