Anfield boss to make move for St James’ Park pair.
Liverpool are reportedly planning a move to sign Newcastle United pair Jose Enrique and Jonas Gutierrez after seeing Magpies star Kevin Nolan leave for West Ham today. The midfielder’s departure has sparked speculation that others will follow an assumption furthered by Joey Barton who announced on twitter that he and the wide pair could be on their way to the St James’ Park exit.
Kenny Dalglish is known to be interested in Spanish left back Enrique and sources state that the Anfield boss will now look to bring in the Argentine winger who has played so effectively as a pairing on the left wing for Newcastle United.
On hearing the news that Kevin Nolan had left for Upton Park, Joey Barton announced on his Twitter account “£mejoseandjonasnext” amid speculation that owner Mike Ashley was seeking to sell a number of players this summer. Liverpool signed Andy Carroll from the club for a fee of £35m last January and now look to be set to make moves to bring in his former team-mates.
Barton himself has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool’s Merseyside neighbour’s Everton and Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew must be hoping that he can stop a mass exodus of talent leaving the North-East club.
Liverpool are known to be looking for a left back having seen the likes of Emiliano Insua, Paul Konchesky and Fabio Aurelio fail to impress in the position. Youngster Jack Robinson has made an impact but at 17 years of age is not thought of a first team regular.
Dalglish has also been looking to bring in a winger and has been linked with moves for Stewart Downing, Charles N’Zogbia and Juan Mata but could now look to bring in Jonas Gutierrez who has been a consistent performer at Newcastle United since his move from Mallorca to the club back in summer of 2008.
The pair are valued at around £22m and Liverpool’s new owner’s appear more than willing to back their boss in the transfer market this summer having already brought in England Under 21 international Jordan Henderson.