Anfield side plot moves for Aston Villa and Newcastle United stars.
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Kenny Dalglish has decided Liverpool need to sign quality wide boys to bring out the best in £35million striker Andy Carroll.
That’s why the Liverpool boss is making the recruitment of Ashley Young from Aston Villa a top priority for the summer.
Young has declined the chance to extend his Villa contract and with just a year left on his current deal will be a prime transfer target this summer.
It may make commercial sense for Villa to sell their England star rather than lose him as a free agent next year.
If he does go, then Villa will look to Wolves’ Matt Jarvis as his replacement.
Manchester United are also trailing Young, but Dalglish is determined to seal the deal and pair him with a new full-back on the left flank.
Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique appears to be on course for a move to Anfield this summer.
The Spaniard has also turned down the chance to open talks over a new contract and his deal expires next year as well.
Enrique possesses the kind of pace and quality passing that Dalglish believes will help Carroll fulfil his potential.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
It does appear that Kenny Dalglish and director of football Damien Comolli have earmarked improvements to be made on the left hand side of their starting line-up, hence the continued speculation about a number of potential additions in those areas. This pair are seemingly very much available for the right price and if Liverpool continue to experience an upturn in form then they are all the more likely to convince players of this calibre to make the move to Anfield and firmly extinguish the ghost of both the Roy Hodgson and Hicks & Gillett eras.
The left back spot definitely needs looking at with Glen Johnson having to fill in at times in recent weeks and with Emiliano Insua and Paul Konchesky apparently both not deemed as worthy of first team reckoning. Jose Enrique has been strongly linked with a St James’ Park exit and has also been linked with moves to Man United and AC Milan.
Ashley Young has made it clear his future is not at Villa Park having refused to sit down and discuss a new contract until the seasons end, and given Gerard Houllier’s somewhat faltering reign as Aston Villa boss it looks all the more likely he will look to secure a move away from the Midlands club but Man United may still lead the race for the England international.