Liverpool Poised to Make £12m Cultured Playmaker Bid

Anfield pursue Japanese international midfielder.

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Liverpool are reportedly ready to make an offer for CSKA Moscow Keisuke Honda after he publicly expressed his dissatisfaction at the Russian club. The cultured midfielder has long been a target of the Anfield side and director of football Damien Comolli has apparently earmarked a move for the 25 year old playmaker.

£12m rated Honda recently stated that “My life has been a series of ups and downs. Right now I’d have to say it is a downer. That includes my current situation at CSKA.” This has led to much interest in the former VVV Venlo man and Liverpool are keen on the adaptable Japanese international.

Kenny Dalglish is looking to bring in a number of new additions to his Liverpool squad as he looks to push the Merseyside club back into the top four. The Scot will be backed by the club’s owners to make substantial offers for the targets he has identified.

Towards the tail end of last season new sponsors Standard Chartered had expressed their interest in seeing Liverpool bring in a player who could help develop the club’s far east market and the pursuit of Honda would helpfully add more creativity to the club’s midfield whilst also addressing the issue of marketability.

In order to help finance moves for new signings a number of Liverpool’s squad appear to be on their way out. Dalglish is ready to listen to offers for the likes of Milan Jovanovic, Joe Cole, Christian Poulsen and Paul Konchesky and striker David Ngog is reportedly in talks with Sunderland about a possible move to the Stadium of Light.

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