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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Time is running out for Roy Hodgson to find reinforcements

Liverpool manager, Roy Hodgson has mentioned that he need to get one or two more new players in before the transfer windows closes next Tuesday.

Although, it is not in his nature to buy players without first to accessed his squad. He maybe right to be cautious about spending sizeable sums on a player if there is a talent coming through the academy and reserves.

Alberto Aquilani has left on loan for Juventus, leaving Liverpool short of cover in the midfield area. While, Barcelona has unsettled Javier Mascherano which the Argentina’s captain demanded an answer from Hodgson before the match against Manchester City. This results in Mascherano withdrawal from the line-up for the Eastlands clash.

Hodgson has already got a head start on finding cover. According to the Daily Telegraph he is close to sealing deals for striker Ola Toivonen and left back Carlos Salcido from PSV Eindhoven. News from the Dutch club confirmed Liverpool FC interest in Swedish forward Ola Toivonen but Liverpool are unwilling to pay more than £10million for the forward.

It is understood that Hodgson’s hands are tied, unless Barcelona come back with an improved bid for Mascherano. Liverpool has turned down a bid from the Catalan club yesterday, which the press has report to be amount in the region of £12million plus £5million in appearances add-on for Mascherano, and way too low from the asking price.

The match at City of Manchester Stadium last night saw Hodgson gave Daniel Pacheco a run out with the senior team. The Spanish starlet has shown some glimpses of hope for the Reds side in the match. Maybe more first team appearances for Pacheco will helps developed his game.

For me, getting another striker is crucial, some of you may see Ryan Babel can play in that role but he sometime seems out of his game. Veteran and experienced forward, David Trezeguet may fits the bill.

This remaining eight days will be busting with activities at Anfield as time is running out for Liverpool FC to get reinforcements.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Liverpool to swoop for PSV Eindhoven duo

Liverpool are ready to step up their attempts to make a double swoop for PSV Eindhoven pair Ola Toivonen and Carlos Salcido.

Reds boss Roy Hodgson has been tracking the Mexican left-back and the Swedish striker, as he looks to plug the gaps in his squad.

Toivonen And last night Academy ambassador Kenny Dalglish flew to Holland to watch them in action at the Phillips Stadion, as PSV beat AZ Alkmaar 3-1.

Salcido was an unused substitute but Toivonen played for 82 minutes before being replaced by Ibrahim Afellay.

Hodgson himself watched Toivonen in action 12 days ago when the 24-year-old scored as Sweden beat Scotland 3-0 in Stockholm.

Toivonen began his career with his hometown club Degerfors, then moved on to Orgyrte before making his name at one of Hodgson's old sides, Malmo.

A towering presence with an eye for goal - he has scored 38 times in 49 appearances for PSV - Hodgson has identified the 6ft 4ins Toivonen as the man he wants to provide cover for Fernando Torres.

Liverpool were today refusing to comment on the matter but sources in Holland have confirmed that a bid has been tabled for Toivonen; a swap deal for Ryan Babel, however, is not an option.

What's more, PSV boss Fred Rutten also appears to have accepted that Toivonen is heading for the Reds when he said: "I can't block the transfer."

Carlos Salcido It is also understood that there is a definite interest in Salcido, who impressed for Mexico when they played England at Wembley in May.

Though predominantly left-footed, Salcido is versatile and can play in the centre of defence or as a right-back.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's position on Dirk Kuyt and Javier Mascherano has not changed despite speculation emerging again over the weekend about their respective futures.

Kuyt continues to be linked with Inter Milan and Barcelona are monitoring Mascherano's position but Liverpool insist neither man is for sale.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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