Reports are suggesting that Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is planning a daring bid to offer Adam Johnson the first team football his Premier League performances have deserved. Hodgson is a long term admirer of the Sunderland born youngster and would gladly take him off Manchester City’s hands at the first available opportunity.
Johnson, 23, has recently broken into the England senior set-up and has made people take notice in the outings he has made for his country notably with his goal-scoring ability and his habit of cutting inside to deliver telling crosses.
It has been noted on more than one occasion that Johnson is growing tired of being used primarily as a substitute in Mancini’s City side brimming with International talent. He feels that his International aspirations are being hindered with his lack of playing time. This would not be the case at the Reds with Hodgson looking to really put his mark on a side which has largely under-performed this season.
Liverpool’s new owners NESV are keen to back there manager in the transfer market and, with the landmark signing of Johnson, are aware this would buy them some much needed credibility with the reds faithful.
Johnson who joined City for a reasonable £11 million last January is likely to warrant a much higher transfer value given his England exploits this season. Liverpool will be happy to part with the cash in order to add some much needed potency to their attack which at times this season has looked laboured at best.
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