The Mirror is reporting that Liverpool are interested in signing Newcastle’s captain Fabricio Coloccini during the January transfer window. Newcastle would not be impressed with this news at all especially since we have already signed two of their best players in Andy Carroll and Jose Enrique, signing their current best player now again would be a bitter pill for them to swallow.
But do Liverpool really need to sign Coloccini? I do not think so in my opinion. Yes Coloccini is a good centre-back but we already have enough centre-backs at the club right now. The report suggests that Coloccini is seen as a replacement for the aging Carragher.
Yes Jamie’s days are numbered but we already have Sebastian Coates who can step in and take over from Carragher alongside Agger, Skrtel and Wilson. In my opinion, I see Martin Kelly being Liverpool’s long term central defender alongside Agger (when fit) or Coates.
The report says that Damien Comolli has been scouting Coloccini but then again, the defender is 29-years-old which is not inline with our new policy of buying young players that we can sell on if need be.
What are your thoughts on this rumour?