Date: 9th July 2011 at 5:00am
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Argentinean full back Emiliano Insua returned to pre-season training at Liverpool this week after spending last season on loan at Galatasaray. Speaking on his Facebook page, Insua stated that he was glad to be back on Merseyside:
“In Liverpool again, I hope to be here this season and to give something to the team, I am with energy to do it.”

There’s some confusion over when Insua’s contract runs out, with some believing that his contract expired this summer, but as he returns to the Reds, it does suggests that Insua maybe still contracted to the Reds, unless he is training with the the Reds while looking for a new club.

Insua’s agent Rodrigo Vilarino said today that Roma’s Sporting Director Walter Sabatini had been in contact about his client, and it remains to be seen where the 22 year old fits into Kenny Dalglish plans
The Argentine has invariably been listed on the names of player’s expected to leave the club this summer and he had a somewhat unhappy time at Galatasaray, where he was frozen out under Gheorghe Hagi in the middle part of a season, in a campaign where the club had three managers.

The loan at Galatasaray had a clause written into that the Turkish club had an option to sign the player permanently if the loan was successful, but after Galatasaray finished 8th in the table, the option wasn’t taken up by the club.

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12 responses to “Do Liverpool really need him upon his return?”

  1. cp says:

    he is a good player.

  2. Ronny says:

    I really hope Liverpool keeps him this season, because Insua really has some talent and is so young and can always improve. I would rather offload Aurelio and Konchesky than offloading Insua.

  3. Burt says:

    one of the reasons Rafa was sacked. The worst left back ive seen at Anfield for ages. If we concede Insua’s fat little body is never too far from the crime scence.

  4. Boo ha says:

    He can be used as a backup left back while Liverpool continue to pursue for the first choice left back.

  5. cal says:

    We should sell him. a sum of 3-4 mill would be good. We have robinson for the future, aurelio when fit is one of the best LB in the league (tactically and in terms of delivery). Sell Konchesky too.

  6. Chambers says:

    This is quite unfair on Insua. You seem to infer that as Insua did not play in many games for Galatasara HE was responsible for them being 8th!We are supposed to be fans and as such your negativity when he has not even returned more than a few hours is saddening. Give the lad a chance instead of knifing him immediately on his return. Shame on you….

  7. Jay Wright says:

    He couldn’t get into the Galatasary team because they refused to play players that didn’t belong to the club. He was more of a standout in the reserves than Robinson has been, and merely suffered from playing too many games too early (in a bad team).
    Funny enough, nobody seems to care that Robinson’s performances (as were Flanagan’s) were also on a downward curve last season…
    Depending on his contract situation I’d loan him out again – seeing as Aurelio is backup for one more year – and then look to sell him next year when his value is higher following a season actually playing regular football again, or bring him back into the fold if he returns to showing the potential he displayed early on

  8. Simon says:

    From what I remember about Insua is that he attacked with enthusiasm and verve, but seemed only half as fast while defending

    Get rid of him

  9. Nick says:

    Nial on the head Simon! End of the day….not good enough.

  10. Desy says:

    I remember him getting torn apart by Snodgrass of Leeds Utd. At that point I realised we had to get rid.

  11. jobsaplenty says:

    insua was good, he became better throughout his last season with us. it was maddness thought to have trusted him for so many games but… Also i thought it made no sense after blooding him for Rafa’s last season, then to loan him out.

    But now its hard to say whether it makes sense keeping him, considering we now have 4 leftbacks on the books! yet we still really need a leftback.

    We all know how classy Aurelio is when fit. Him and hopefully someone new, and then robinson and insua fighting it out for fabio’s spot if he is injured. too excessive?

  12. jobsaplenty says:

    *…it was madness though…