Anfield side close in on pair of young talents.
Blackpool’s Tom Ince, 20, is set to return to Liverpool for £6million in the January transfer window. And it looks like he’s already celebrating… with a new Porsche.
Liverpool are set to be one of the most active clubs next month and they will unveil Daniel Sturridge and Ince within days of the window opening.
Sturridge is heading to Merseyside from Chelsea for around £12million, while Ince is poised to return to Anfield less than 18 months after he was allowed to join Blackpool.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Blackpool winger Tom Ince clearly doesn’t bear a grudge. The former Liverpool man was unable to force his way into the Anfield first team during his previously spell at the Merseyside club but is now ready to return to the club after serving a successful apprenticeship at Bloomfield Road.
The England Under 21 international is the middle of a very successful season at the Tangerines having scored 13 goals and assisted another nine despite the fact that Blackpool are sitting in mid-table. Ince clearly feels that under Brendan Rodgers, who is known for trusting to youth, he will be given the chance to shine.
He will have the seen the likes of Raheem Sterling, Suso and Andre Wisdom get a foot in the first team door as a result of both the Northern Irishman’s readiness to throw young talents in at the deep end as well as a severe lack of senior strength in depth and may well believe he can force his way into the Liverpool starting eleven sooner rather than later.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with interest in England international Daniel Sturridge for some weeks and the fact that the former Man City man is no nearer to establishing himself in the Blues first team under Rafa Benitez a move away from Stamford Bridge does seem on the cards.
Sturridge has started just one Premier League fixture this season and this lack of first team football has seen him dropped from the national team set-up and as such the 23 year old doesn’t want to spend his formative years stuck on the bench and may feel that Liverpool’s lack of effective attacking options gives him a chance to prove himself.
Rodgers may well be ready to offer the Birmingham born forward a slot in his preferred orthodox striking position, as opposed to the wide role he adopted under former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas. The Liverpool manager may well look to use Sturridge as a foil for Uruguayan Luis Suarez, who could well do with some help up front.
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