Anfield side plan move for Wolfsburg attacker.
Liverpool are chasing Wolfsburg midfielder Diego.
Kop Director of Football Damien Comolli has run the rule over the attacking midfielder, 26.
His German side will now flog the ex-Juventus star for a cut-price £9million after he quit their pre-match camp on Saturday.
Diego, who is ‘honoured’ by Reds’ interest, stormed out after being told he would only be a sub.
Liverpool were linked with a move for pint sized flair player Diego during Rafa Benitez’s reign at the club and it’s fair to say that the Brazilian’s career has stumbled somewhat since he left Werder Bremen in the summer of 2009. A move to Juventus should have catapulted the attacking midfielder into a new tier personally but it never quite happened in Turin.
A move back to Germany brought Diego to a Wolfsburg side who were embroiled in various on and off field problems. Steve McClaren was axed, star striker Edin Dzeko was sold but all in all the 26 year old playmaker has shown signs of a return to form when called upon. However his recent flare up at being named as a sub has meant that an exit is on the cards.
If Liverpool can nab such a gifted footballer for £9m then that would be an absolute steal. Damien Comolli has been looking at various continental based players who can add creativity to the club’s attacking third and in many ways Diego would be the perfect player to make a move for.
The Merseyside club are looking for players who can work well and provide ammunition for Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll. They are also looking for wide men but perhaps the addition of a player who can play in the hole behind the strikers, as Diego can, would negate the need to bring in wingers.
Kenny Dalglish may also be the right sort of manager to be able to deal with the temperamental issues that would come with the signing of the former Santos and Porto man, a player who frequently comes to blows with coaches, managers and team-mates.
On the subject of creativity in the final third the likes of Raul Meireles and Steven Gerrard obviously do link midfield and attack but perhaps Diego is a more direct weapon in that regard. There would perhaps be an argument that such a slightly built player may struggle to cope with the physicality of the Premier League but players like Lucas could perhaps provide the protection to his fellow countrymen.