Former Swans boss wants to bring his best Liberty Stadium talents to Anfield.
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Follow the leader! Rodgers could take Swans’ star trio with him
Midfielders Sigurdsson and Sinclair and centre-half Williams are in the frame to move north to Anfield in their manager’s footsteps
Brendan Rodgers is already drawing up a hit-list of targets to boost his Liverpool squad and may bring in as many as three of his former Swansea players.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Swansea fear Allen will follow Rodgers to Anfield
Allen, 22 and a product of the Swansea youth system, is known as a creative midfielder player and played 44 times last season. With three years left on his contract, Rodgers may have to pay in excess of £10m to sign him.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
One would imagine that Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins may have a thing or two to say about this. Having allowed Brendan Rodgers to leave to make his move to Anfield they are very unlikely to be quite so amenable when it comes to the Northern Irish boss looking to snapping up any of his former charges.
The fear must be that as well as losing their inspirational leader, Rodgers taking Swansea City from the Championship at the first time of asking and guiding his side to a very respectable 11th place finish in their first season back in the top tier in 30 years, that the very players that made that possible will now be lured to the Merseyside club to follow their former leader.
Liverpool could however well do with some new additions to their under-performing squad and in many ways moves to sign players from the Liberty Stadium may work out far cheaper than some of the deals Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli made during their tenure.
Gylfi Sigurdsson could be seen as a goal-scoring midfielder Liverpool could well do with given that Steven Gerrard rarely gets on the score-sheet in the same way he used to and new signing Charlie Adam has failed to deliver the goods in that regard.
Defensively things are fairly sound at the back and therefore advances for Ashley Williams may not be quite so useful, though the Swansea City centre back was in excellent form last term. Joe Allen could offer good distribution and crafty runs to Liverpool’s midfield but it’s not immediately clear how the pint sized performer would fit in with the current first team set-up.
However perhaps the most interesting target would undoubtedly be Scott Sinclair. The former England Under 21 international is a player Brendan Rodgers got to know at Chelsea and also then purchased when he became Swansea City boss. The 23 year old didn’t miss a Premier League game last term and could well offer Liverpool an attacking alternative as a possible back-up to Andy Carroll as a partner for Luis Suarez or indeed in a wide attacking role.