Rafa interested in Wanderers man apparently?
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is pondering a move for Taylor.
The left-sided midfielder has been mentioned as an outside bet for a place in England’s World Cup squad and admits he is playing the best football of his career.
Taylor’s arrival at Anfield would help Benitez offset the threat of UEFA’s foreign quota plans for the Champions League. (The People)
Now don’t get me wrong, I think that Matt Taylor is a quality player but for some reason I simply can not picture him in a Liverpool shirt. I know this isn’t much of a reason to think that something won’t happen, but hell this speculation has been started by The People so therefore unlikely to have a shred of truth to it anyway.
The 27 year old has real talent and was always knocking in superb strikes whilst at Portsmouth and just last term weighed in with an impressive ten goals from the midfield for Bolton. The left sided player is probably overdue an England call up and whilst he always impresses me when I see him in action I am not sure he is the answer to our left sided conundrum.
Albert Riera and Ryan Babel haven’t quite shown what they are capable of and Yossi Benayoun can fill in on the left, in fact the Israeli can do a good job anywhere on the field of play. Our wide players are on occasions players who fall between two stalls. Dirk Kuyt offers great determination and a good goals return but is not your typical out and out winger but it seems that Rafa likes it that way, and if everyone plays consistently in their positions its not really an issue.
The jury is still very much out on Albert and Ryan so perhaps an addition to keep them on their toes wouldn’t be a bad thing but Taylor isn’t going to want to join a club where he won’t get a regular start.