Centre-back on his way out of Anfield?
Unwanted Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates looks set to leave Anfield this month after West Brom declared an interest in signing him, according to The Mirror.
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Coates has been told he has no long-term future at Liverpool by manager Brendan Rodgers and West Brom counterpart Steve Clarke, who coached the Uruguayan defender when assistant to Kenny Dalglish at Anfield, is ready to offer him a way out of the club.
Coates has been unable to force his way into the first-team picture on a regular basis at Liverpool, being fourth choice behind Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher, and Rodgers admitted he is willing to let the 22-year-old leave.
Source: The Mirror
Coates is likely to join West Brom, who are keen to do a loan deal until the end of the season for the nine-cap Uruguayan international with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.
Coates has played only 21 times for Liverpool in the season and a half he has been at the club, the vast majority of those coming in cup competitions. His opportunities since the arrival of Rodgers as manager have been severely limited.
Rodgers has been linked with a move for several defensive targets including £3million rated Nicolas Isimat-Mirin of Valenciennes.