John Carew could be on his way to Anfield.
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Liverpool are rumoured to be making a bid for giant Aston Villa striker John Carew in January.
The Norway international has had a poor relationship with Villa Park boss Gerard Houllier since his days at Lyon, and a recent spat between the two in back and forth media interviews has not aided their relationship.
Carew’s future at Villa Park now looks bleak, and with his contract expiring at the end of the season, the player will be free to talk to clubs from January.
The 6’5″ Norwegian’s agent Per Arne Flod said, “Every day I receive calls from clubs all over Europe interested in Carew but there are no concrete offers on the table.”
In January there is not likely to be a shortage of offers, and Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is believed to want Carew as a plan B for the club should Fernando Torres be injured, and as an impact player from the bench.
Hodgson turned Bobby Zamora into a striker feared across Europe in Fulham’s Europa League campaign last season, and Liverpool fans will hope for more of the same.
NESV are likely to relax their policy of only acquiring young players with resale potential with Carew soon available on a free, and while he would not be the permanent strike partner for Fernando Torres that Liverpool fans want, he could still be a decent option when chasing a game.
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