With just a few hours left in the transfer window to close numerous strikers are being linked up with a move to Liverpool but the rifest rumors are about Jermain Defoe making a surprise entry into the Merseyside club.
Sources have revealed that the Englishman is on the verge of sealing a permanent move to Liverpool. Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp already seems to have found a replacement for him. Redknapp has signed in Louis Saha from Everton on a season long loan.
It seems like White Hart Lane has an excess of strikers because sending off Defoe could prove to be disastrous for them. The 29-year-old English international has scored 12 goals in 25 games for the Spurs this season.
On the other hand, the Reds seem to be benefitting from this move. Although the £10 million price tag on Defoe seems a bit high but if the West Ham United player continues with his goal-scoring ways at the Merseyside club every penny would be worth the deal.
Liverpool’s notorious manager, Kenny Dalglish is confident about the signing. Dalglish reckons Defoe is the key to end Liverpool’s six-year drought for trophy. Dalglish is set on bringing some silverware to Anfield this season.
After defeating Manchester City in a pulsating encounter, Liverpool are in the Carling Cup final where they will play against Cardiff City at Wembley. Liverpool has returned to Wembley after a wait of 16 years, therefore Dalglish will not be taking any chances.
The Reds have also entered the fifth round of FA Cup after defeating arch rivals Manchester United. They are now hoping to acquire a Champions League spot by entering the top 4 in Premier League.
By signing Defoe, Dalglish would have a couple of striking options. It is important to have an arsenal at hand because Liverpool are currently battling on three fronts. Moreover, Defoe would partner well with Andy Carroll, Luis Suarez, Dirk Kuyt, Maxi Rodriguez and Craig Bellamy.
"The good thing about the squad is that we are pleased with the strength of it,” Dalglish commented on Liverpool’s transfer saga. “It’s as important an endorsement now as it was three or four months ago. “They have done a lot of good work here, but it’s also a transitional period with seven new guys coming in.”