Monday, May 14, 2012

Liverpool To Offer Dimitar Berbatov Premier League Lifeline

Liverpool are reportedly considering making a move for out of favour Man United striker Dimitar Berbatov. Kenny Dalglish is looking to beef up his Anfield attacking options but still has faith in Andy Carroll to deliver the goods in the long term and is therefore looking for an experienced back-up options with a proven Premier League record and sees a move for the Bulgarian international as a viable option.

The 31 year old Man United forward has made just five Premier League starts this season, despite last term finishing as the top joint top scorer in the top tier. Despite the lack of playing time there is no doubting that the former Tottenham man is still in a rich vein of form, notching up nine goals in eleven starts in all competitions.

Berbatov has been linked with a number of clubs on the continent, most notably Lazio and his former side Bayer Leverkusen, but having spent the past six years in England he is apparently hoping to be thrown a Premier League lifeline but does not wish to continue to warm the bench at Man United, a fact echoed by Sir Alex Ferguson who has admitted that he may well lose the talented forward.

Dalglish has seen his Liverpool side struggle for goals this term, managing just 47 goals in 37 Premier League games to date, the same total as relegated Blackburn Rovers and now the Scot is looking at possible additions to help add strength in depth up front.

The Merseyside club has depended a great deal on Uruguayan Luis Suarez for both goals and assists and though Carroll has started to string together a series of improved performances there is still a need to bring in alternatives, especially as both Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez are strongly linked with exits this summer.

Though clearly Man United and Liverpool are arch rivals Old Trafford supporters could hardly blame Berbatov for looking at a move to a club where first team chances would be more forthcoming and likewise fans of the Anfield side will surely welcome the addition of a player of his calibre.

A move for Dimitar Berbatov would also prove inexpensive with the forward having just over a year left on his current contract, which was extended merely so that Man United wouldn’t lose a player who cost the club £30.75m for nothing. An offer in the region of £3-5m would probably suffice.

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