Anfield side look to make moves for Etihad Stadium pair who may well be available for purchase this summer.
Liverpool are reportedly consider moves for Man City duo Adam Johnson and Emmanuel Adebayor as Kenny Dalglish looks to improve his attacking options after seeing his Anfield side consistently struggle for goals this term. Having spent over £110m on new signings in the past 15 months the Scot will hope the club’s American owners will be willing to dig deep into their pockets to finance moves for the Etihad Stadium pair but will also look to sell under-performing players to help fund any summer deals.
Dalglish is said to be an admirer of City winger Adam Johnson and is looking to add more natural width to his attack and would like to bring the England international to play out on the right flank. The 24 year old has made just 10 Premier League starts this term and may be tempted by an offer to leave Man City though Liverpool would have to be able to match his apparently bumper salary.
Liverpool have used the likes of Jordan Henderson and Dirk Kuyt on the right hand side of the midfield but neither has made a positive impression this term and Dalglish will look to make a significant offer for the former Middlesbrough man, who cost Roberto Mancini £7m.
Kenny Dalglish is also looking to bring in further striking options and is said to be warming to the idea of launching a move to snap up Man City forward Emmanuel Adebayor. The Scot may feel he could snap up the Togo international as Tottenham appear reticent to meet the former Arsenal man’s wage demands.
Liverpool have managed just 37 goals from 32 Premier League matches this season and though Luis Suarez has proved most effective Andy Carroll has struggled for goals and has consistently failed to deliver the goods. The £35m man has therefore spent much of the season consigned to the bench leaving Dalglish looking to bring in alternative attacking options.
In order to help finance moves for the pair the Merseyside club will conduct something of a clear-out this summer. Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani will be made available for permanent moves after spending this season out on loan to Lille and AC Milan respectively.
Dirk Kuyt, Maxi Rodriguez and Fabio Aurelio are also likely to offloaded to help make space on the balance sheet for the wage demands of the Man City pair.