Anfield outfit keen on Japanese flair player.
Liverpool will look to sign CSKA Moscow playmaker Keisuke Honda this summer as the Merseyside club looks to secure add more creativity to their midfield. The Anfield side are also looking to secure the signing of a player from the Far East as suggested by the club’s sponsors Standard Chartered and they believe purchasing the talented Japanese international will help achieve both goals.
Director of Football Damien Comolli has reportedly placed the 24 year old former VVV Venlo and Grampus Eight star ahead of Blackpool’s Charlie Adam in his list of preferred midfield targets and hopes to persuade the set piece specialist to leave Moscow for the Premier League.
A move for Honda would cost Liverpool around £12m a fee that the club’s owners are more than willing to stump up in order to help improve their squad as well as help boost the club’s image abroad. A number of other sides are interested in the intelligent flair player with the likes of Juventus and Marseille both apparently monitoring the Osaka born star.
Though Liverpool’s midfield has shown a great deal of improvement with the likes of Lucas and Raul Meireles showing marked improvement since Kenny Dalglish arrived, the Scot still feels that the club needs to more effectively link midfield to attack, a role that Steven Gerrard has tried hard to maintain this term.