Liverpool Consider January Move for Sunderland Winger James McClean

Anfield boss keen on Black Cats wide-man.

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Sunderland winger James McClean and Brendan Rodgers will consider making a move for the Irish international when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Anfield boss Rodgers was incensed as the lack of deadline-day activity and has spoken at length about his concerns during talks with the club’s American owners, who are said to be ready to back the former Swansea City boss in the next transfer window, especially if the Mersyside club are struggling to make ground in their pursuit of a spot back in the Premier League top four.

McClean made a real impact at the Stadium of Light following the arrival of Martin O’Neill as Sunderland boss and forced his way into Giovani Trapattoni’s Euro 2012 squad as a result of his consistent form at club level.

Liverpool boss Rodgers was hoping to add more attacking quality to his squad over the summer and is especially keen to bring in creative options that can unlock defences and provide the ammunition for his forwards and the 23 year old former Derry City man is high up on the Northern Irishman’s wish-list.

Even though McClean is tied to a long term Sunderland contract Liverpool may look to test the water with an offer in January that will show the talented winger to consider a move to the Merseyside club.

Though Liverpool’s owners have stated their keenness to adopt a sensible transfer approach they will be ready to sanction a significant offer for McClean as he adheres to their youthful transfer policy and is a player who has the potential to develop into a key performer.

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