Monday, January 02, 2012

Liverpool To Bid For Bent

Liverpool is preparing a £24 million bid for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent as they seek to put an end to their low-scoring ways.

The Reds have found the net just 24 times in their 19 Premier League matches this season. Leaders Manchester City has scored more in nine away fixtures.

Bent as the ideal solution to the problem and is set to test Villa's resolve with a bid.

They know they will have to cough up £24 million - the fee the Midlands club paid Sunderland for his services last January.

But that could be no object to the Anfield club, who has splashed out more than £100 million on players over the last 12 months.

According to the Sunday People, Bent is unhappy with a lack of service at Villa, following the summer departures of Ashley Young to Manchester United and Stewart Downing to Liverpool.

He would jump at the chance of a move to the five-time European champions, where he could link up in attack with the likes of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.

Bent scored for Villa in their 3-1 win at Chelsea recently, but had previously missed the last three games with a thigh injury.

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