CaughtOffside.com have suggested Manchester City’s want-away striker Carlos Tevez is a shock target for Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish on a short-term loan deal in January.
While Liverpool’s forward line is short of strength in depth with only Luis Suarez firing on all cylinders, it is unlikely the homesick Argentine will be donning a red jersey this season, even as a short-term solution. Reds supporters will be delighted to be linked with one of Europe’s top marksmen whose goal record of 53 from 80 starts since joining Manchester City is exactly why he is so highly sought after. Tevez would undoubtedly bolster Liverpool’s attack. The mouth-watering prospect of pairing him alongside his South American compatriot, Suarez, would strike fear into any Premiership defence.
However, Tevez goals usually come with Tevez baggage. Dalglish has worked hard to instill the ‘Liverpool way’ back into the club after picking up the pieces of a demoralised squad left by previous bosses Rafa Benitez and Roy Hodgson. Wearing the prestigious red shirt and playing for a club with massive tradition is once again an honour at Anfield so the addition of the temperamental striker and the circus which inevitably follows him could rock the boat that King Kenny has steadied.
The short-term future of Tevez could be resolved with an apology to both his manager and team mates for his actions in Munich. “If he apologises then everything will be like before. If not we look at (selling him) January,” said City boss, Mancini.
A proposed £40m deal taking Tevez to Corinthians collapsed before the transfer window closed at the end of August. Rumours are still in circulation with conflicting reports on whether the Primera Division outfit are set to make a fresh offer in January. A deal taking Tevez back to his homeland would suit him as well as Manchester City who are reluctant to sell or loan the 27 year-old to a Premiership club making it highly unlikely Liverpool supporters will be singing his name on the Kop come the new year.
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