As Rodger’s seems overly keen to stress his need for strikers in this coming window, so I will carrying on from a previous article, by offering a set of alternative targets that Liverpool are more Likely to achieve.
Suarez has stormed the Premier League this term by scoring 10 goals so far, to put him at the top of the scoring charts. However this only papers up the cracks for Liverpool, as they have been sorely missing the striker they needed to sign in the summer. This time round Rodgers is rumoured to have been given 10 million to spend, which is still not a lot of money, especially for the amount of players he wants. So I think you can expect a lot of wheeling and dealing happening in January as the manager looks to recycle some dead wood to fund his transfer activities.
Still I think the calibre of player that Liverpool can expect to get in this window, is probably future squad player material. He stated very early on that he was not one for snobbery and given the constraints at the moment, I could see Liverpool going in for a few surprise names. One of which i think will be reminiscent for the Anfield faithful.
At the moment Tom Ince represents the one that got away for Liverpool fans. Having scored 24 goals so far this season, Ince has made a fantastic impact at Bloomfield Road, earning him many plaudits. Which springs to mind the question, why did Liverpool let him go in the first place. Having left before Rodgers took in charge , Tom Ince’s departure in no part has any connection to Rodgers at all, which is why I think this deal will fly at all. Having already given such stars as Suso and Sterling a run in the team, Rodgers has opened the door to other talented young players by issuing the message “If your good enough, your old enough”. This coupled with the fact we command part of the fee already, hints that he may get his man. A much cheaper alternative to Walcott, especially in the wage department.
Now the next target would depend on many things. Apparently Giuseppi Rossi has been lined with a cut-price move to anfield, as Villarreal look to ease financial worries. As no price is mentioned I can only assume it is a reasonable price, as the statement “cut-price” is only relative to the writer. However I believe if they were to sell it would in the region of 10 million pound. Obviously this would depend on sales, but for the player it would be a very good deal. The only problem is his injury, having purchased player before with injuries Liverpool may be wary of this deal. However it is a very temping one indeed…
The final player that I expect Liverpool to get is Jeffren. Having been linked with this player before, Liverpool will know all about him. Having had a very lackluster start to his Sport Lisbon career, Jeffren has been looking for an escape-route and he may find it on loan to Liverpool. Although he wouldn’t be the ideal choice for Liverpool fans, the possess skill and quality and would provide a cheap solution for the time being, as Liverpool look to ship out the Money grubbers Joe Cole and Stuart Downing.
However Liverpool get, it will be interesting to see who Rodgers gets for his money.