Speculation is still rife in the Football Transfer Tavern following the resignation of Southampton’s executive chairman Nicola Cortese yesterday.
This news left the Saints in turmoil with owner Katharina Liebherr becoming non-executive chairman, despite her lack of football knowledge.
Now, the Daily Star report that Liverpool could use this opportunity to move for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez in the January transfer window.
The former Burnley forward has been in impressive form the Saints this term, finding the net ten times for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
This form saw him rewarded with his first cap for England during the recent friendly against Chile and he retains some hope of winning a surprise call up to Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad.
The 24-year-old would fit Brendan Rodgers’ policy of signing the best young players and he would probably be interested in a switch to Anfield at this stage of his career.
However it was confirmed yesterday that Saints manager Pochettino wouldn’t be leaving despite intense speculation.
Despite admitting to BBC Sport that he was left ‘shocked’ by Cortese departure, Pochettino insists that he will remain at St. Mary’s until at least the summer as he looks to continue his ‘project’ at the south coast club.
This should see their finest players staying with the club for now, but given the situation any offers from the Reds could be met with approval by the troubled club.
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