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