John Arne Riise has refused to rule out a return to Liverpool as the club continues to search for a left-back. Riise will enter the final year of his contract at Roma in June and the Italian club could listen to offers as a consequence. Reports have suggested that Kenny Dalglish could look to sign Riise, who departed Liverpool when Rafa Benitez was manager in 2008, as a solution at left-back.
Riise said, “I am flattered by reports linking me with a return to England. Liverpool are close to my heart. They are a great club and I have some good memories. I have a contract here (Roma) until June 2012, so you never know.”
Riise is 30 years old now and that would not be in line with the new club policy of buying young talent. I believe Liverpool can find better left-back options on the market instead of Riise. There is no doubt that Riise is one of the finest left-backs the club has had but he had his time and we should move on and not look to sign him again.