Anfield boss keen on bringing Norwegian international back.
Liverpool are reportedly preparing a move to re-sign former Anfield favourite John Arne Riise. Kenny Dalglish has been looking to resolve the club’s left back problem area and is interested in the Roma star who looks likely to leave the Stadio Olimpico this summer.
Having sent out Paul Konchesky and Emiliano Insua out on loan and unlikely to return to Liverpool, Dalglish has been linked with a number of potential full back signings and is now apparently sizing up a move for 30 year old Norwegian international Riise who is now in his third season at Roma.
Riise spent seven successful years at the Merseyside club during which time he became a cult hero at Anfield, known for his attacking forays down the wing and his penchant for spectacular long range strikes the former Monaco man would surely be tempted by a return to Liverpool.
Kenny Dalglish appears intent on resolving an area that Liverpool have struggled to fill this season. Roy Hodgson began the season with Konchesky as first choice but the former Fulham man was sent to Nottingham Forest in January and Glen Johnson has at times filled in out of position and Fabio Aurelio’s injury problems have led to youngsters Danny Wilson and then Jack Robinson putting in solid performances.
Riise is said to be available for around £8m and the uncertainty at Roma, with Vincenzo Montella acting as caretaker boss since Claudio Ranieri’s sacking, could make such a move more likely. Although Liverpool’s new owners are keen to plan for the long term with the signing of youthful additions, a move for the talented wide man would be a wise solution to a long term problem area.