Leighton Baines to Liverpool?
We ran a poll on this very site regarding who was the left-back of the season and Baines came in a close second to Benoit Assou-Ekotto. It’s my opinion, however, that it’s Baines that has had the more impressive season. Even disregarding the fact that he’s a remarkable, assured performer, his stats speak for themselves: 4 goals and 11 assists from the left-back position this season. Remarkable.
I can’t help but feel that Baines offers a better all-round solution to Liverpool’s left-back problem than any of his rivals. Gael Clichy is too attacking minded and not a good enough defender, whilst Jose Enrique is a steady, assured footballer who could offer more going forward. Leighton Baines on the other hand can defend and attack with equal aplomb, is a determined performer and backs up his passion with genuine ability.
As unlikely as any such deal may be, I can’t help but wish that Liverpool will test the waters with a bid this summer.
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