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Liverpool Plot £16m Bid for Man City Winger Adam Johnson

by Christian Bailey

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Anfield boss keen on Etihad Stadium wide-man.

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Newly installed Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is wasting no time in his pursuit of new additions to his Anfield squad and having offloaded Dirk Kuyt to Fenerbahce the former Swansea City manager will now look to move for Man City winger Adam Johnson.

Rodgers is believed to be preparing a significant bid, said to be in the region of £16m, for the 24 year old England international and the Northern Irishman will hope that the promise of regular first team football will act as enough motivation for the former Middlesbrough man to push for an Etihad Stadium exit.

Johnson has struggled to make an impact at Man City and has consistently failed to secure a regular first team berth ever since his £7m move to the club. Last term the Sunderland born winger managed just 10 Premier League starts and as a result lost his spot in the England Euro 2012 squad.

Whilst Man City may well have won the Premier League and have Champions League football to look forward to Johnson may well feel that his career is stagnating at the club. The arrival of Samir Nasri last summer further stifled his progress and talk of further additions could well spell a death knell to his time at the big spending club.

Liverpool could well do with a more natural right wing option as Jordan Henderson has struggled to fill the role since his move to the club and with Kuyt having left there is indeed further need to consider addressing the problem area.

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