Anfield boss wants Goodison Park youngster.
Liverpool are plotting a shock bid for Everton star Seamus Coleman, after Toffees manager David Moyes refused to rule out player sales due to their financial position.
The Blues are currently unable to bring in new signings at Goodison Park as the Merseysiders have reached their overdraft limit and even if the club did sell some of their better players to raise funds then that cash would only go to paying off bank debts.
Moyes and the Everton board have grown increasingly anxious with financial situation and could give themselves room to breathe by offloading several stars before the transfer window shuts on Wednesday with bitter rivals Liverpool ready to take advantage of the situation.
According to sources close to the Reds boss, the Scotsman rates the Republic of Ireland international very highly and is considering a £8m bid for the right-sided player, who can operate as a full-back or in more advanced attacking position.
This would be something of a shock, not least as Liverpool appear to have more than enough right back options at present. Kenny Dalglish has the likes of Martin Kelly and Glen Johnson to call upon at full back but perhaps Liverpool’s interest revolves around seeing the Irish international Seamus Coleman in a more advanced winger role, there at least there may be some mileage in this story.
The 22 year old Donegal born youngster had a great first season in the Everton first team, becoming a virtual ever present and David Moyes’ side and the Toffees boss would be loathed to lose Coleman but if the club do need to sell then perhaps losing the right sided talent is a better option than the likes of Mikel Arteta and Phil Jagielka, both strongly linked with interest from Arsenal.
Coleman is an attacking right back with an eye for goal and his marauding runs and his ability to do cope with his defensive tasks whilst being a focal point moving forwards have made him a hot prospect that many sides would like to procure.
Liverpool have started the campaign well and they look defensively sound but perhaps Dalglish would like to see Coleman as a long term replacement for Dirk Kuyt who has been used in the right side of the midfield for a number of seasons following his conversion from an orthodox striker by Rafa Benitez.
Dalglish has spent over £50m this summer bringing in Jordan Henderson, Doni, Jose Enrique, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing but the Scot does seem like he may be looking for further additions but may be better served bringing in a new centre back.
Jamie Carragher is getting on a bit and Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel have had injury problems recently and Liverpool are said to be keen on Scott Dann but are unwilling to pay Birmingham City’s asking price.