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Liverpool Eyeing Move For ‘South Korean Steven Gerrard’

Midfielder on Rogers’ radar.

Liverpool are lining up a £7 million move for Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng – dubbed the ‘Korean Steven Gerrard’.

New Reds boss Brendan Rogers is desperate to add an attacking midfielder to the club’s ranks after missing out on Gylfi Sigurdsson and Gaston Ramirez.

The Northern Irish tactician has now turned to Celtic’s Ki but will face competition from QPR, Rubin Kazan and Deportiva La Coruna for the 23-year-old..

Liverpool lead the chase for Ki however and are prepared to open the bidding at £7 million. Rogers believes the Korean can form an industrious partnership with England captain Steven Gerrard in the centre of park and wants the former FC Seoul star to eventually replace his skipper at Anfield.

Ki has struggled for goals in Scotland, bagging just 9 in 66 league appearances for Champions Celtic since 2009.

Despite Liverpool’s interest, QPR have not given up on the South Korean international and Chairman Tony Fernandes said yesterday: “Ki is a very good player and we are very aware of him.

“He is a player we will be watching and also monitoring closely.”

Ki has 18 months left on his contract at Celtic Park and has confirmed he will make a decision on his future after this summer’s Olympic Games.


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