Reina Set For Anfield Exit As Rodgers Targets 3 New Signings In January

By on December 5, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Liverpool are set to replace Pepe Reina and target three new signings.

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Reina – Set for chop?

Pepe Reina could be set to leave Liverpool next month with a new goalkeeper a priority for Brendan Rodgers as he targets three new signings this January, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that Rodgers has been left unsure about Reina since he arrived in the summer and has lined-up Birmingham and England stopper Jack Butland as his first choice replacement, while young German prospect Ron-Robert Zieler is also under consideration.

Reina has missed large parts of the season with a hamstring injury and deputy Brad Jones has also failed to impress between the sticks, leading to Rodgers looking to sign a new stopper when the window re-opens next month.

Liverpool made enquiries about Butland in the summer but decided to hold off making an official move for the 19-year-old. However, with Rodgers not convinced Reina is his long-term No.1, the Reds are ready to renew their interest in Butland with a January bid.

Should he fail to land the England starlet, Rodgers has identified Hannover keeper Zieler as his back-up choice with the 23-year-old available for £12.2m due to a buy-out clause in his contract.

Liverpool may be willing to sell Reina in order to fund their January spending plans and Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for the Spaniard in recent transfer windows. But any move would depend on whether a keeper is still a priority for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, while it’s also been suggested the Merseysiders may try and use Reina as bait to land Theo Walcott.

Rodgers is also looking to strengthen his attacking options and the Mail claim he is close to agreeing a £12m deal to sign Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge and will also look to re-sign Thomas Ince for £6m.

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Sturridge has been on Liverpool’s radar for some time and the 23-year-old is expected to leave Chelsea after failing to make the break-through at Stamford Bridge this season. However, the forward has denied reports he’s demanding £80,000-a-week and to be played in a central striking role in order to move to Anfield.

Ince left Liverpool for Blackpool only 18 months ago for £250,000 but Rodgers wants to re-sign the 20-year-old midfielder next month.

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12 Comments

  1. Nick

    December 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    what total utter crap.

  2. Onos kelly frm oginibo

    December 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Too late to worri over chelsea poor form

  3. kafsha

    December 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    january
    out
    downing 10
    joe cole 4

    in
    walcott 12
    bony 10

    summer
    out
    enrique 8
    carroll 18
    reina 10
    shelvey 6
    jonson 12
    borini 6
    skrtel 15

    in
    dany rose 4
    wanyama 12
    eriksen 25
    amorebieta 15
    sahin 10
    mertens 15
    andre ter stegen 12

    ———-ter stegen———-
    -kelly—-amorebieta—-agger-
    —–wanyama——–lucas—–
    ————-allen————
    -suarez—-gerrard—-eriksen-
    ————walcott———–

    • pravin_05

      December 6, 2012 at 2:47 am

      hahaha..this ain’t your manager game mate,grow up.We only need 2 striker and 1 very very creative midfielder

    • Hefe

      December 6, 2012 at 3:22 am

      Wow dude you are clueless 10 mil for downing? Thats a laugh!! sell our our whole back line? Ive heard some good ones lately but this one takes the cake

    • hemanta

      December 6, 2012 at 8:06 am

      why the hell would you sell shelvy? He will be here more than sterling or anyone of his generation, he is the next big deal , you are a utter joke mate

  4. Lucas

    December 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Are you serious?? Sell Shelvey, Enrique and Skertl?? Do you even support Liverpool? Just because players are good on your manager game doesn’t mean they will be good in real life. And Walcott upfront ? You need to get to grips with reality. Why would you buy Erickson for 25mil when we need forwards (and Walcott won’t cut it) add an extra 10 and you could get cavani or someone of that ilk. Thank fudge you don’t manage lfc

  5. DJ_KAREEM

    December 5, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Some pple are blind nd dnt even knw wat 2 say. Plz if u dnt hv any sugestion, plz shutup nd grow up

  6. Achimedis k

    December 6, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Are u really in support for liverpool? Why on earth do u mention enrique skrtl nd shelvey ur such a haters

  7. Violin

    December 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Pls br we don’t need chelsea flop, a real goal scorer is wht we need, buttland? Gut keeper. 4 u that shelvey, skelt and enrique, u must be a flop

  8. kappa

    December 8, 2012 at 5:44 am

    What we need is a creative midfielder & two new strikers so my option(s) would have to be Isco from Malaga, Ba from Newcastle & Cavani/Llorente.

  9. Nath Emefiele

    December 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Rather than buy a striker and a winger, i think getting two strikers would make more sense. Assaidi can do very well as a winger in his current form. He is just being under utilized.

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