Anfield outfit make contact with Marseille to check on the availability of Nigerian international.
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Liverpool have made contact with Marseille over the availability of Taye Taiwo.
Liverpool are keen to sign a new left back and their attention has switched to the Nigeria international after an assessment of the squad by caretaker manager Kenny Dalglish. The Scot made the surprising decision to play out-of-form Glen Johnson in that position in the 2-1 defeat to Blackpool highlighting the lack of options in that position. Fabio Aurelio was mysteriously omitted while Paul Konchesky is tipped to follow former manager Roy Hodgson through the exit door after a failing to rise to the level expected at Anfield.
Taiwo has emerged as the Reds number one target after impressing for L’Om over a number of seasons. Quick and powerfully built, the 25-year-old is solid tackler but also provides an added dimension in attack. His strong running and powerful shot are an asset to the Ligue 1 club for whom he also gets on the scoresheet from direct free-kicks. (Sportingo)
Taye Taiwo has been linked with Liverpool before, during the Rafa Benitez reign and though it appears the Nigerian has been around quite some time, he is still just 25 and with his deal at Marseille set to run out in the summer a move in January could well be a bargain one with some sources claiming an offer of £4m would suffice to bring the left back to Merseyside.
Having spent six and a half years at the Stade Velodrome a move to the Premier League and a new challenge may well appeal to the attack minded full back who is known for his long range shooting abilities and given that the likes of Paul Konchesky and Emiliano Insua may be on their way to the Anfield exit a move for Taiwo would make a great deal of sense.
Contract up at the end of the season
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