Date: 2nd August 2011 at 1:07pm
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With Liverpool conceding three goals again on Monday against Valerenga, speculation is rife today that Liverpool will go back into the transfer market and sign a new central-defender before the season starts. We have been linked with a move for Birmingham’s Scott Dann but it is thought that they want too much for him and thus Dalglish may turn his attention to 23-year-old, ex-Manchester United defender, Ryan Shawcross who is currently the captain at Stoke.

It is thought that Stoke may be willing to part with Shawcross if they get a bid in the region of £12million but Manchester United have first refusal on Shawcross if or when Shawcross leaves the Britannia Stadium. And I can bet you United would just sign Shawcross for the sake of him not joining Liverpool.

If Liverpool are able to prize Shawcross from Stoke it would signal another great statement of intent by Liverpool for the coming season as we would be getting another top Premier League player. The trend would continue with Liverpool signing the best players from the other teams; Carroll was Newcastle’s best player before we signed him, Henderson was one of Sunderland’s best, Adam and Downing were the best players last term at Blackpool and Aston Villa respectively.

Do you think Shawcross would be a good signing for Liverpool?