Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Liverpool To Sure Up the Defense

Article first published as Liverpool To Sure Up the Defense on Technorati.
Reports Indicate that Liverpool will continue to Strengthen as Promised

by Rhydon Atzenhoffer
February 15, 2011

Another few days worth of transfer rumors have the Reds looking to strengthen from the back in the summer. Several targets have appeared in the media in the last couple of days as the Merseyside club failed to land a defensive transfer in the January market. While being largely linked to Aston Villa and former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock in the light of Paul Konchesky moving on after his failed stint in Red.
Enrique, Boom or Bust?

The left back saga of the Reds continued for the entire window, and was only satisfied when Kenny Dalglish instilled Glen Johnson as his new choice leftback with Martin Kelly being catapulted to the spot light in the right back position where he has blossomed under his new manager.

With all that said it looks as though the Reds will be looking to bring in more options in the summer. With eyes looking north to Newcastle again there are reports that there is a possibility of Spanish attacking wing back Jose Enrique making the same trip that Andy Carroll made recently.

A possible make weight in the move for the defender, whom has received mixed reviews during his time in service on the Toon, could possible be Joe Cole. Cole has failed to ever make his presence felt in Red. his first game saw him Red Carded at Anfield, and a brief sign of life during the Europa League campaign has given way to another nagging injury that has kept the 29-year old England attacker sidelined yet again.

With Liverpool courting other attacking options of a more youthful age and injury status, Cole could see himself go North in the midst of a player and cash deal with Newcastle for the services of Enrique.

Another young defender on the up with the Liverpool camp's radar is Wolfsburg starlet Simon Kjaer. After impressing with Serie A side Palermo, along with the likes of heavily rated midfielder Javier Pastore, the 21-year old made his move to the Bundesliga outfit during the summer.

Danish Star Eyes Agger Pairing.
It now appears that after only a short time the German side is ready to cash in on their young talent in hopes of more options. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly been tracking the young Dane and Liverpool reportedly had a bid turned down for him during the January window.

Liverpool's Danish contingent of Daniel Agger and Christian Poulsen could help in swaying the youngster to Anfield, and the possible arrival of another fellow compatriot in Christian Erikson could way heavily on the mind.

A Danish back line containing the international pairing would certainly add a solid understanding and partnership for both Liverpool and the Danes.

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