Date: 19th July 2011 at 1:27pm
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Liverpool’s spending this summer seems set to continue as Uruguay international centre back, Diego Godin has emerged as a top target for Liverpool this summer. Liverpool were strongly linked with Phil Jones before the defender joined Manchester United and it is understood that the Reds are still in the market for a central defender.

Roy Evans came out and claimed that Liverpool still need a new centre back this summer in order to challenge this coming season. “I do feel we need to find a centre-back, as we seem a bit short at the back, and that’s a worry,” is what the former Liverpool manager said.

According to Fanatix, Godin is now a target for Liverpool and we would be up against Chelsea to try secure the 25-year-olds signature. Chelsea tried to sign Godin in the January transfer window but his club, Atletico Madrid refused to sell him and thus Chelsea had to sign David Luiz.

Atletico currently value Godin at £15million after they signed him for £6.6million last summer from Villarreal. There is also a suggestion that Poulsen could be part of the deal as the Danish midfielder would go to Atletico. This would be great news in my opinion as I think Poulsen is part of the dead wood that must leave Liverpool this summer.

If it comes down to race between Chelsea and Liverpool to sign Godin, I think we will have the upper hand. Luis Suarez could easily talk to Godin as they are international team mates and convince him to join him at Anfield. Godin may not walk straight into the Chelsea starting lineup as they have Terry and Luiz already whereas at Liverpool there is a huge fight to partner Carragher in central defence between Agger, Skrtel and Soto and it is a fight Godin may win.

What are your thoughts on Godin if you know much about him or have seen him play?