Liverpool transfer rumours – Reds are interested in Real Madrid`s player!!!

That James Rodriguez to Liverpool rumour just won’t go away.

And that is because the Reds are actually interested in him, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague.

 

The Rodriguez to Liverpool rumours might seem like fantasy, but Balague has confirmed that the Reds are monitoring the Real Madrid forward’s situation – but that doesn’t mean they could convince him to move to Anfield.

In fact, Rodriguez could also have offers from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United and that, was is often the case, could complicate matters.

Balague said : “Of course they are, but they aren’t the only one. Liverpool are realistic and I think they realise James is looking for a different type of team.                                                                                                                               “But he is leaving the door open to all possibilities because he knows Real Madrid want to get rid of him.               “He would like to go to a club like Chelsea or Manchester United and he has offers from England and Italy but we will have to wait and see.”Jurgen Klopp made it known in the weeks leading up to the January transfer window that he was looking to add to his options in the final third of the pitch.

Despite the fact Liverpool made several attempts to bring in a forward, they did not manage to get one. However, the Liverpool manager will almost certainly return to the same thinking this summer.

Aside from his starting XI, Klopp’s options on the wing and in attacking-midfield area are extremely thin in terms of proven talent. Like Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana, the ideal player in that area is one with an extremely high work-rate and football IQ, supported by an acceptable number of goals and assists.

It’s not the easiest talent pool to identify, however. Klopp has his long-term targets — the likes of Christian Pulisic and Julian Brandt — but they were unavailable in the winter. Yet the manager did not compromise and was unwilling to settle for a short-term fix, who did not entirely fit into his playing style.

Plenty of attacking players have since been linked with summer move to Anfield in the past few months, with Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez the latest to emerge. Though he doesn’t seem the ideal Klopp player, ESPN FC takes a look at the pros and cons of Liverpool signing the Colombian in the summer.

PROS

It would be a statement signing for the Reds

In recent history, Luis Suarez, Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres and Raheem Sterling have all left Liverpool for greener pastures. Liverpool have since struggled to replace that world-class talent.

Despite failing to maintain the standards at the 2014 World Cup that won him a move to Real Madrid, Rodriguez joining Liverpool would be a marquee signing, with the Merseyside club likely having beaten huge competition for his signature.

The 25-year-old is still considered one of the best midfielders in the world and signing him would be another indicator that, under Klopp, Liverpool are on an upward trajectory.

Liverpool would give him a chance to shine

Rodriguez is on the fringes at the Bernabeu under coach Zinedine Zidane. He has made just seven starts in La Liga this season, having to settle for a role as a squad player.

The approach from Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), has always been to secure value when they can. A rather successful method of theirs has been targeting first XI talent who are available because of their individual situation at clubs.

The case of Rodriguez is quite similar to that of Daniel Sturridge’s at Chelsea and Coutinho’s time at Inter Milan. Sturridge struggled to break into the Chelsea team full of stars, while Coutinho failed to live up to the hype that so many had hoped for at the San Siro.

Both moved to Liverpool in the same transfer window for relatively low transfer fees and the pair thrived with the regular playing time they received. Rodriguez might benefit at a club where he is given the chance to be the out-and-out star.

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