Liverpool target PSG star as ideal Steven Gerrard replacement

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Parc des Princes midfielder on Anfield radar.

Liverpool will look to lure PSG star Yohan Cabaye back to the Premier League as Brendan Rodgers seeks to find an ideal replacement for exit bound skipper Steven Gerrard according to the Metro.

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The 29 year-old former Newcastle United star has struggled to retain a foothold in Laurent Blanc’s starting eleven since moving to the French capital, making just 11 Ligue 1 starts this term, and so the chance of a return to England may tempt Cabaye.

talkSPORT, the Metro’s original source for the story, also name Arsenal to be tracking Cabaye, and that could give the Frenchman a tough decision. Arsene Wenger could offer the talented midfielder Champions League action next term, but already possesses a host of great options in the middle of the park – and so Cabaye could have the same issues as in Paris.

Performances over the course of the second half of the current campaign may suggest the time is right for Liverpool to say goodbye to Steven Gerrard, with the 34 year old having already agreed a deal to join MLS side LA Galaxy, but finding an effective replacement may prove tricky.

Current vice-captain Jordan Henderson is perhaps the most well placed player currently at Liverpool who can fill Gerrard’s shoes but Cabaye certainly offers a more experienced option in this regard – and is a more creative player too.

The PSG man is something of a cultured performer, comfortable on the ball and a great reader of the game.

Cabaye has the vision to pick out a telling assist,rarely wastes possession and has an eye for goal himself.

It’s unclear as to whether Cabaye will want to fight for a more prominent role at the Parc des Princes but if he is available for the £10m price tag the Metro cites, then Liverpool would do well to make an offer as soon as possible.

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