Could it be true or is it merely mindless speculation?
Veteran defender Sol Campbell has emerged as the surprise front-runner to ease the crisis at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.
Campbell has the proven pedigree of 17 years of top-flight football and would lend an experienced hand, should Liverpool have to turn to youngsters Danny Ayala and Mikel San Jose Dominguez, who played in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Atletico Madrid.
Benitez said: “Jamie’s injury is not serious, just a twisted ankle. But with our injury problems which include Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel, we felt we needed to take him off as a precaution, just in case.
“We will keep an eye on him for two or three days to see how he reacts, but I feel he will be OK. Hopefully, Agger or Skrtel will be fit too.
“Agger has a back problem, and that should be OK in a couple of days. Skrtel is nearly over his hamstring injury, he’s nearly there.
“He is training again and I believe that at the end of this week both of them will be fit to play.
But with three games in eight days during a hectic opening schedule, a surprise move for free agent Campbell is seen by Benitez as an ideal cover option that would not impinge on his already limited transfer resources. (Fantasy Stakes.com)
Now, not sure if this source simply jumped on my bandwagon from last week where I considered a move for the Portsmouth veteran as potentially a good bit of business or whether its some gimmick to promote their own site, either way I still stand by the idea being a sound short term solution.
It should be noted that many red tops and broadsheets are claiming that Sol Campbell may be tempted by a move to League Two Notts County to team up with Sven Goran Ericsson, but I am confident that such a move has little to no chance of happening.
We are a bit thin in the central defensive area and our deficincies were there for all to see against Atletico Madrid, so bringing in one more centre back for cover is something Rafa should seriously consider whether that be a fresh faced youngster like Ryan Shawcross or a hugely experienced option in the shape of the likes of Campbell or his Pompey teammate Syvlain Distin.