Monday, December 17, 2012

Sweden & Genoa Defender Interested In Liverpool Move

Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist would consider a move to Liverpool after he admitted he was flattered by media reports linking him with the Premier League side.

Reports have claimed that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has deployed scouts to Italy on a number of occasions this season to watch Sweden international Granqvist in action, and following glowing recommendations, is considering a January bid.

And after he was informed of Liverpool’s reported interest, Granqvist responded that he would be interested in a switch to the Anfield club.

“Honestly, I don't know much about this interest. I am focused on Sweden's World Cup qualifiers and then we'll see what happens,” Granqvist told Sportbladet.

“I am happy in Genoa, but obviously I am flattered by the interest from the Reds. They are an historic and successful club.”

Granqvist may appear familiar to some Premier League fans, particularly those of the Wigan persuasion, as the 27-year-old spent 18 months at the DW Stadium from 2007.

He made 14 appearances in his first year in English football, but fell out of favour and left the club for Swedish side Gronigen in 2008.

However, a move to Genoa has reinvigorated his career, and Granqvist is now considered one of the stand-out defenders in Italian football. His performances in Serie A have also seen him nail down a starting place for his national team.

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