Anfield side keen on Allianz Arena battler.
Liverpool are thought to be interested in Bayern Munich’s veteran midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, and could make a move for the player in January.
Manager Kenny Dalglish is thought to be eager to sign a midfielder with experience to replace the injured Lucas Leiva and reports in Germany claim that the Merseyside club are interested in Tymoshchuk who looks set to leave the Munich club after failing to hold down a regular first-team place after only appearing in seven league games this season, with Bayern Munich considering him expendable.
Bayern currently value Tymoschchuk at around £4 million and reports in Germany are claiming that Liverpool are preparing a bid in January.
Whilst it’s clear that Liverpool’s current owners are keen to build for the future they are also clearly keen on success in the short term as well and injury to Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva has left the Merseyside club having to find new steel in the centre of the park and a move for Ukrainian international Tymoshchuk may well make a great deal of sense.
The 32 year old is hugely experienced at the highest level having spent the past three years at the Bundesliga giants following a decade at Shakhtar Donetsk and a three seasons at Zenit. The talented midfielder also has over 100 international caps and could fill the void in the short term at Anfield.
It may prove a cost effective exercise to attempt to lure the Bayern Munich man and even after Lucas has recovered from his knee injury Tymoshchuk could offer cover for the much improved Liverpool man.
Jay Spearing is the current best fit to take Lucas’s place and the youngster is perhaps still too raw for regular first team football. Jonjo Shelvey was recalled from his loan spell at Blackpool but he is not a like for like replacement either.
Kenny Dalglish has a number of central midfield options including the likes of Steven Gerrard, Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Alberto Aquilani (out on loan at AC Milan) but none of these are out and out defensive midfielders.
A £4m outlay would be a fair price for a player who could help Liverpool’s push for a top four finish and without an effective battling presence in their midfield they could struggle to break down opposition advances, therefore a move to bring in someone to replace Lucas, who is out for the rest of the season, is imperative.