Kenny Dalglish looks to add more steel to his Anfield midfield.
Liverpool could be set to make a £10million move for Lee Cattermole – with the Sunderland player devastated at losing the captaincy to new boy John O’Shea.
Black Cats boss Steve Bruce has handed his recent signing from Manchester United the armband, delivering a massive blow to the tenacious Cattermole.
And now the Merseysiders are keeping tabs as Kenny Dalglish continues his policy of signing top English players – and the former Wigan midfielder, 23, could be next.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Liverpool have spent over £100m on new arrivals in 2011 and apparently Kenny Dalglish isn’t finished yet, as well as pursuing a new left back, with Aly Cissokho seemingly the favourite to fill that spot, the Scot is now looking to bring in some added steel to his midfield, in the form of no nonsense battler Lee Cattermole, a player who is known for not shirking a challenge.
One wonders exactly where the England hopeful would fit into what already appears to be a crowded midfield, not least as Brazilian Lucas appears to be filling the defensive midfield role. Dalglish must also somehow find room for Raul Meireles, Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard so no wonder Alberto Aquilani seems surplus to requirements, regardless of the good form he has shown during the club’s Asian tour.
Cattermole is apparently unhappy about losing the Black Cats captaincy and would presumably jump at the chance to join a Liverpool side that appears to have the spending power to improve their squad to help their attempts at breaking back into the Premier League top four.
The former Middlesbrough and Wigan star like a tackle and is known for his blood and thunder approach to the game that has led to 18 cautions and three red cards over the past two seasons.
Having purchased Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam and Doni this year it is clear that the club’s owners are ready to bankroll Dalglish but one wonders if a move to sign the former England Under 21 international is necessary.