Liverpool really seem to be taking the transfer market by storm, don’t they? Whilst other clubs are putting their feelers out and drawing up their transfer wish-lists, The Reds are already making bids and trying to close deals. It looks like Brendan Rodgers means business.
Whatever way you look at it, it’s an exciting time to be a Liverpool fan. Over the last 12 months Brendan Rodgers has transformed this team into one that’s capable of competing for the Premier League title. This summer he seems to be making it his mission to find players who will help his side to go the distance next time around.
Given that they came so close last season, a couple of astute signings in the right areas could make all the difference.
In particular, it strikes me that Liverpool need some more protection in front of their back-four. The Reds conceded 50 Premier League goals last year and were clearly let down by a lack of balance in the midfield and consistency in their defense. Signing somebody who’s sole job is to sit in front of Liverpool’s centre-backs and break up play could prove to be a smart move.
It’s this line of thought that has surely made The Mirror link Brendan Rodgers with a move for ex-Barcelona star, Seydou Keita.
The 34-year-old is currently on a short-term contract with Valencia, but it doesn’t look like he’s going to agree a new deal. As a result, Brendan Rodgers could be about to pick up a real bargain here (providing the player in question doesn’t hold out for astronomically high wages).
Keita has bags of experience (including 119 appearances for Barca, arguably when they were at their peak and 88 caps for Mali). He’s an astute footballer who positions himself well, works hard and is a seriously dynamic presence in the centre of the park.
I’m sure he’d fit in nicely at Anfield, even if he is 34-years-old. I certainly wouldn’t begrudge him playing out his remaining footballing years in a Liverpool shirt.
What’s your take? Should Liverpool sign this veteran midfielder? Should they be looking at younger options? Would Keita help to improve The Reds’ defense?
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