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Liverpool to make surprise £12m bid: He’s not good enough for the club!

Rafa seems very keen on bringing in old-fashioned wingers to the club, in order to fuel the elite goalscoring engine that is El Nino, but this latest target would be a big surprise to me, a player who in my opinion is simply not good enough for a club as huge as Liverpool!

Liverpool, frustrated in their attempt to sign Espanyol winger Albert Riera, could now seek to seal a £12m deal for Middlesbrough wide-man Stewart Downing. (Daily Mirror)

Stewart Downing has been nearing the exit door at the Riverside at various stages during the six years since his Boro debut, now it appears the 23-year-old wants a new challenge. However, I for one would be shocked if that challenge came at Anfield. Do Liverpool fans see Downing as a potential purchase? Or are there other options worth looking into?

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