Liverpool Line Up January Bid for Italian International Centre Back

Anfield side look to bring in long term replacement for Jamie Carragher.

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Speculation is mounting that Liverpool could launch a bid for Torino centre back Angelo Ogbonna in January as Jamie Carragher looks to be put out to pasture.

Once a tremendous central defender, Carragher now possesses the turning circle of a rotating restaurant, and only really
features UEFA Europa League games as the experienced head in a young Liverpool XI.

Carragher is gradually being eased into retirement with an offer of a coaching position upon hanging up his boots, and understandably Liverpool are looking at replacements.

Of course, behind Daniel Agger and the vowel-deficient Martin Skrtel Liverpool have Sebastian Coates and Martin Kelly, but it is thought that the latter will eventually be a right back, leaving few options should one of the first choice pair be injured.

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Liverpool may well have problems in the final third but could also do with some freshening up at the back. Jamie Carragher is playing less and less of a role in first team matters and as such Brendan Rodgers may deem it necessary to bring in a new centre-back signing and a move for Torino’s Angelo Ogbonna would be a sensible one to consider.

The 24 year old Italian international showed just how highly thought of he is when he was handed first national team call-up despite plying his trade in Serie B. He has gone on to help Il Toro back into the top tier and a relatively solid start to the current campaign.

Ogbonna has played his entire professional career at Italy’s ‘other’ Stadio Olimpico and may well consider a move to Anfield though one would imagine that a January bid would only have a chance at success if Brendan Rodgers’ side was moving nearer to the coveted top four spots.

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