Liverpool has been obsessed with left-footed players recently. There are a host of left-footed already in the squad, Adam, Enrique, Downing, Agger to name a few.

michelbastos According to 442.com, Liverpool are ready to bid £15 million for Lyon winger Michel Bastos in January.

The 28 year-old winger has been a key member of the Lyon team in the three years he has been at the club following, his €18 million move from Lille in 2009.

But Bastos has never hid his desire to move one of Europe’s major leagues and he may jump at the opportunity to move to the Premier League, if Liverpool come knocking.

The Brazilian international has been linked to many clubs across Europe over the last 12 months or so, with Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester United among the teams rumoured to have been interested in signing him.

Bastos, who has been capped 10 times by Brazil and featured in every game at the 2010 World Cup, is also able to operate as a left-back, as he has done on every occasion he has played for Brazil, but he is a lot more dangerous as a winger.

Liverpool know that Lyon will be reluctant to sell one of their prized assets but they will test the French team’s resolve with an offer of £15 million, in an attempt to beat off renewed interest from Barcelona.

If this rumour are to be believed, Dalglish would want to put more pressure on Downing to perform to his best and create more competition for the left-wing position.

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Source: Transfer Tavern

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