Anfield boss takes an interest in exit bound Villa Park playmaker.
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It is being reported that Roy Hodgson is monitoring Aston Villa playmaker Stephen Ireland with a view to making a move for the Irishman if he is indeed placed on the transfer list as some sources are stating will happen in time for the opening of the January transfer window.
The 24 year old has not had the best of starts at Villa Park and has started just three Premier League matches under the Gerard Houllier regime leaving many to believe the former Man City man may not be a player the Frenchman values.
Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier will allow midfielder Stephen Ireland to leave the club in January to fund moves for his own targets.
Houllier is keen to bring in some new faces in January and could be willing to cash in on Ireland as he bids to rebuild the Villa squad. (Eat Sleep Sport)
Roy Hodgson has publicly stated his desire to bring in five or six players in to help improve his Anfield squad and the former Fulham boss is known to be an admirer of the talented attack minded midfielder. A move for Stephen Ireland is likely to set back Liverpool around £12m a figure the club’s new owners are more likely to accept now that they have seen the Merseyside club experience a sharp up turn in fortunes.
Do Liverpool fans believe that such a move would help improve the club’s squad or are are there players already in his position that are better options for Hodgson to turn to?