Liverpool Sign Bent: Only a Matter of Time?

Unhappy Villa Park forward Anfield bound?

The Guardian has started the January ball rolling on an age old rumour that may well be as applicable now as it has ever been.

Darren Bent has been linked with a move to Anfield for many years now and the recent manner in which he has been treated by Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert may well bring these rumours to an all time high, so perhaps a move to beef up Liverpool’s attacking options is on the cards?

Brendan Rodgers desperately needs a new striker or two when the transfer window re-opens and there will be few more prolific options available to him than the 28 year old England international.

Bent has enjoyed a frosty relationship with new Villa Park boss Lambert and weeks of speculation about his future at Aston Villa have peaked now that he has been dropped from the club’s match-day squad completely.

There can be few more underrated strikers in England than Bent, a player who very rarely gets the credit his strike-rate deserves.

Often the target of boo-boys the former Tottenham man has scored goals wherever he has gone but for some reason never gets anything like the plaudits he should. Being forced out of the Aston Villa picture will not sit well with the Tooting born forward who would surely jump at the chance of a move to Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers has to rely solely on Luis Suarez for goals and even when fully fit, Italian Fabio Borini is yet to prove himself and beyond this pairing the Liverpool manager then has to consider the use of talented, but raw, teenager Adam Morgan.

Bent could be the ideal foil for Suarez and perhaps Aston Villa would be open to decent offers for the striker they paid £18m for just over 18 months ago.

Overall Darren Bent has scored 175 goals from 346 starts so certainly has the CV to interest Rodgers this January.

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