It seems Liverpool are still looking at new faces to add to their resurgent side. It now appears that they are looking at the centre of their midfield, a position where they have been a little short this season.
Our friends at Goal are reporting that Kenny Dalglish has identified former Manchester United target Steven Defour as a possible Summer signing.
Defour is a Belgian international who began his career playing for Racking Genk, he spent 2 seasons with them before he moved to Standard Liege in 2006. The 23 year old is used to playing in a creative role in the middle of the park, either behind a forward or a more flat central position.
In previous years, Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson had been particularly interested in the player, and Defour himself had made it clear how much he respected the Old Trafford side, and how much he would like to play for them some day. The love in got so extreme that when Defour suffered a broken foot a couple of years ago, Fergie wrote a letter to the player wishing him a speedy return to health.
It now appears like all love affairs it has come to an end and it is now seemingly unlikely that United will move for him this Summer, this is good news for Liverpool, as they have now become favourites for the players signature according to Goal. The website reports that Damien Comolli and Kenny Dalglish feel the team need an injection of creativity, especially with Steven Gerrard finding fitness difficult to come by.
They report that the club are ready to launch a £10million move this Summer, as they hope to beat off competition from Portuguese club Benfica. It was thought in the past that the Belgian was unwilling to move to Anfield because of any impact it would have on a future move to Old Trafford, but that is supposedly no longer a problem, and one of those mysterious club sources has recently said:
“Liverpool are now a different club to last year….Defour could really thrive and achieve his goals at Liverpool – and he is the kind of player they want to sign now.”.
I always wonder who these ‘sources’ are, is it just some bloke in the street? Either way goal bring us that tit bit of information and reckon that Defour has had a rethink and now believes Liverpool are the club for him…quite a change of mind.
For whatever reason he may give, it doesn’t really matter because he is a top player and he will be a great addition to the Liverpool squad, if they secure his signature it will be another piece of the jigsaw, and with just a couple more faces they could really be a force to be feared next season. Whisper it, because its not a certainty, but Liverpool might be back….
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