Anfield side chase Bolton midfielder.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing Bolton’s Mark Davies in a £6million swoop after missing out on Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Iceland midfielder Sigurdsson, who starred for Rodgers at Swansea last season on loan from Hoffenheim, is set to complete an £8million move to Tottenham next week, once Andre Villas-Boas is confirmed as their new manager.
But Rodgers is also a big fan of Davies and previously considered signing him for Swansea.
The attacking midfielder, 24, shone last term, scoring four goals for a Wanderers side that ended up being relegated to the Championship.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Is Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers paying the price for Kenny Dalglish’s transfer spending? Do the Anfield side really think that looking to bring in players who played a role in a side’s relegation will be of sufficient quality to help improve a squad that is looking to push for a spot back in the top four?
There is no denying that Mark Davies is a decent player but he is sure as hell not a player who would make it into the starting eleven of any side looking to secure a top six finish at the very least. The 24 year old former Wolves man is part defensive midfielder, able to put in a good tackle and track back, and partly an attack minded player who can move the ball forwards and occasionally grab a goal or two.
However he is not a player who will instill confidence with the club’s fanbase, who are hungry for success following a few lean years.
Dalglish spent over £120m on new players during his 18 months in charge and though some of the players he brought in are yet to make a significant impact, every signing he did bring in is superior to the Bolton man, who would surely struggle to get a spot in Liverpool’s bench, let alone their starting eleven.
Currently Rodgers can call upon the likes of Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Alberto Aquilani, Jay Spearing and Jonjo Shelvey to fill the club’s central midfield slots, with all seven players named a better performer than the Bolton man.