As speculation builds every day that LFC are looking to purchase a centre half in the next two weeks. I have looked at some options and what they might bring to the pitch.
Diego Godin (25) is described by many as a pacy, composed and aerially strong defender. He likes to come forward playing the ball through midfield. Godin has played around 50 games for Uruguay and has racked up over 100 club appearances in Spain for Villarreal and his current club Athletico Madrid. Est cost: 12m – 15m.
Scott Dann started his career in the lower leagues of England playing for Walsall and Coventry among others. He moved to Birmingham in 2009 and has cemented his reputation as a no-nonsense premier league standard centre half. Dann is also rumoured to be a lifelong LFC fan and former season ticket holder. Arsenal have also been mentioned as suitors for Dann’s signature. Est cost 8m – 10m.
Gary Cahill has excelled and gained a good reputation in his time at Bolton. He seemed to struggle when plying his trade under Martin O’Neill at Aston Villa. Many people see him as successor to Rio Ferdinand for England. He possesses good ability in the air and is comfortable playing the ball out from defence. Est cost: 15m – 20m.
Sakho is a french international centre half currently playing for Paris St Germain. He recently gained his first cap under Laurent Blanc against England. He has a reputation as a leader with a hard working and determined attitude. Est cost 12m – 16m.
All these four options have different advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion i would go for Diego Godin. He is very strong in the air which is an attribute LFC are crying out for. In the past especially under Rafa we seemed to concede goals from set pieces on a regular basis. His pace and ability on the ball seem impressive for club and country. One added bonus is that his presence may help Luis Suarez to settle long term with a fellow countryman at the club.
Whatever decision Kenny and Comolli take, it will not be easy. We trust in the King – YNWA!
Depends on the price but we were awful tonight – nCole is finished and Poulson should be tried at centre back – might be o k there
Cahill and Godin! I would have two in there and sell Agger (injury prone) Skyrtell and Carragher can fight for position…
Sakho or Cahill maybe both Dann is a scouser and would do a good job but hes got injury issues and we already have Agger who has the same prob so we don’t want that again. Sakho is class, Samba is a poor mans Sakho
what about Kjaer???????
sakho, godin/kjaer. Aly cissokho left back.
Just any of them we lost again 3-0 this is dissappointingg please a better season I have faith
we have got 7 centre halfs at the club.
Agger, carra, skrtel, kyriakos, wilson, kelly and ayala
how many more do you want us to have?????
I will prefer sakho/godin if possible and sell krysiakos and get pereira/erique 4 left back but carrol not good as our striker get another striker like long or rodalega.
yes we should sell Kyrgiakos but that will be next season, even though hes crap we have just handed him a years extension this summer so he won’t be going anywhere in a hurry.
For fk sake! It was a friendfriendly! Not to be taken seriously! Some so callcalled fans think that our season over already! Get a grip!
How many of the 7 would you want to rely on to start every league game, especially if Kenny opts to play 3 at the back for many games?
Agger: brilliant but brittle, cannot last a season so can’t build the defence around him.
Carra: living legend, but look at his age, can’t last forever and better to bed in replacement while Carra’s still there.
Skrtel: good enough to be back up. Agger makes him look good when they play together, but can be very suspect at times.
Soto: has been MOTM against big slow CFs, but not good enough at the level we want to play.
Wilson: good potential, but not ready yet. Don’t be put off by his poor performances at LB.
Ayala: good potential, but not ready.
Kelly: what a player! class act, ready to start at CB or RB in shorter term
Soto should be sold, and Ayala loaned out.
We need at least 1 top CB, and risk Agger stays fit
2 top CBs and sell Agger for a good price.
He’s a terrific talent, but you just can’t build a defence around him, as it will never settle.
DC has been quoted saying how often injured players are costing the club a fortune.
If we get two in, Wilson could be loaned out to the right club.
His contract extension was automatically triggered by a clause relating to the number of games he played – not that KD or DC were rushing to tie him down or anything.
The sky is falling etc.
Buy Dann and Kjær. We will probably be able to buy those two for about the same price as Cahill. Then loan out Wilson and Ayala and sell Kyrgiakos. If all cbs are fit I would start with Dann and Agger. Kjær is probably going to need some time to settle in but he and Agger could in time form a fantastic partnership for Liverpool as they already do for Denmark when Agger is fit!
Shakho or Godin, among these 4. However, if possible, I would have gone for Shako & Hummels.
No more English player please. We have enough coverage for the UEFA – home grown quota now & need to get some real quality, rather than over hyped & over priced ordinary English players. Had any of them that good, surely in their mid 20s, won’t have played still for relegation battlers. Enough said.
I PREFER TO MAMADOU SAKHO AND MOUSSA SISSOKHO….LFC DEFEND WILL BE TOUGH LIKE THE TANK.COMON LFC GET CHASE THIS TWO PLAYERS.
Yes….good sugestion.Our defend will be good and tough if we can get this two players.I’m sure they will be good partners if they plays together.Well done cokmatt.
if we want someone who is guaranteed to hit the ground running, I’ld say cahill. he’s pacey and very good in the air, but i think he’ll be too expensive. so I think d best option tactically n financially would be SAHKO. the guy is very young, mentally mature, quite comfortable on the ball and can play at leftback comfortably. He’s not that pacey though.
i prefer scott dan bos of is body balance and ability to challenge strikers.
i prefer scott dann and diego godin.
There is ONLY one that is right for LFC and thats DANN – all the way – he is scouse and liverpool supporter which is a huge thing for our club and secondly he is the best of the centre halves mentioned. Understands the PL; has worked his way up the leagues and is still only 24yrs old. he would be a future club captain and ideal. As far as injuries he’s had ONE injury and he’s fully recovered. Lets get him
I’d like Sakho but he seems to be too expensive.