Liverpool interested in £18m defender? He’s one of the best in the world!

News has filtered through that Liverpool are again after Roma’s excellent if slightly unsubtle centre-back Philippe Mexes. Could the decision to talk up this ‘almost’ move be a cleverly orchestrated repeat attempt on behalf of the Frenchman?

The Roma defender’s agent has revealed he came close to joining Liverpool. Olivier Jeanneaux said: “When he was considered fourth-choice defender at Roma we received an offer from Liverpool. He could have joined Liverpool on-loan, but he told me he did not want to leave because he loved the city and the club so much.” (various)

Do Liverpool need more talent in their defence? If such a bid did come about and note also other top Serie A clubs are apparently linked with the 26-year-old French international, including leaders Inter Milan and struggling AC.

Is the January capture of Skrtel all the tinkering that Rafa needed to do in the centre-back department?

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