Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Liverpool Manager Reportedly Ready To Lure Drogba To Anfield

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may consider a move for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, after admitting that he made a mistake in letting Andy Carroll join West Ham United on loan and not acquiring a suitable replacement.

Rodgers has come under fire for a lack of foresight in not securing additional striking options for Liverpool after sanctioning Carroll’s season-long loan move to the Hammers. In the aftermath of Sunday’s defeat to Arsenal, which marks Liverpool’s worst start to a season in 50 years, Rodgers was quizzed on whether he would enquire into a move for Didier Drogba, who left the Premier League for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua earlier in the summer. The northern Irishman replied: "I will have to ask the question, won't I?" The Independent report.

Liverpool have also been linked with an intriguing move for free agent Michael Owen, the forward who left the club for Real Madrid in 2003, but the thought of Drogba offering his presence up front would be a far more exciting prospect. Liverpool are yet to score a Premier League goal from open play this season, and with just the misfiring Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini the club’s only established forwards, Brendan Rodgers finds himself in a desperate position.

Drogba completed a money-laden move to Shenhua following his Champions League heroics for Chelsea, earning a reported £200,000 per week. But a conflict concerning club investment at the boardroom level has thrown the Ivorian’s future at the club, in addition to that of Nicolas Anelka, who joined the Chinese outfit last January.

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