Left sided option set for Anfield.
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Sylvain Marveaux, the Rennes player, [was a guest] in the Anfield’s directors’ box.
The 24 year-old, out of contract this summer, seems set to become Liverpool’s first recruit in the January transfer window, for a fee of around £1.5 million.
Capable of playing as either a left-winger or a left-back, his versatility is no doubt seen by both the manager and Damien Comolli as a considerable boost to the club’s resources. Unless he can fill all 11 positions simultaneously, though, judging by this evidence, his impact will be minimal. (Daily Telegraph)
Liverpool haven’t had a naturally suited player for their left flank for what seems like eons.
Dirk Kuyt played there last night, with Raul Meireles on the right, and although the Dutchman also played there at the World Cup, the Netherlands boasted the pace of Arjen Robben as an outlet on the opposite flank.
The Reds need someone capable of doing something special.
Sylvain Marveaux had an excellent season last year in Ligue 1, scoring ten goals in the process, and his ability to play as an attacking left back will come in handy to those unconvinced by Paul Konchesky or Fabio Aurelio.
While Roy Hodgson hasn’t exactly earned himself a statue outside Anfield just yet – with the 0-1 loss to Wolves at home perhaps the lowest point of his reign – perhaps he might enjoy a brief reprieve from the barracking he has received so far with the signing of Marveaux.
Perhaps not. This is after all more likely to have been the work of Damien Comolli.
Still, at least there are signs of progress somewhere for Liverpool.
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