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!