Charlie Adam’s wonderful form as Blackpool continue to take the Premier League by storm has earned the attention of Liverpool, who will contest Aston Villa for his signature.
Villa have already had two bids for the Scottish playmaker dismissed as ‘derisory’ by the Seasiders, giving Liverpool hope they can move in to steal the former Rangers man’s signature.
Liverpool too will have to up their initial offer of £4m, according to The Guardian, with Blackpool thought to be looking for a figure nearer double that sum. With interest in the player so high, his manager Ian Holloway admits that a transfer may be on the cards. “Realistically, with the choice that he might have in the summer, our heads might be turned by a huge offer which is so ridiculous we’d have to accept it,” he said.
Dalglish: Away form key.
As he prepares his Liverpool team for a trip to Wolves, Kenny Dalglish admits that Liverpool need to solve their dreadful away form if they want to begin to climb the Premier League table.
In a run stretching back 13 months and three managers, Liverpool have won just twice on the road – a statistic Dalglish is looking to remedy, starting with Saturday’s clash at Molineux.
“It’s surprising. The reasons why have yet to be fathomed,” Dalglish told skysports.com. “It’s very unlike Liverpool not to have a good away record. Normally it’s excellent.
“There are some things we’ve got to put right and that’s one of them.”
Liverpool will be without talismanic duo Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard for this lunchtime’s trip to Wolves.
Carragher is still a few weeks away from recovery from a dislocated shoulder, whilst Gerrard sits out the final game of a three match suspension following his red card at Old Trafford in the F.A. Cup third round.
Youngsters Martin Kelly and Jay Spearing are likely to keep their respective places at right-back and central=midfield following impressive performances under Kenny Dalglish’s short tenure so far, meaning Glen Johnson will again start the game at left-back. Dirk Kuyt, Raul Meireles and Maxi Rodriguez will all be expected to give Fernando Torres support in his lone striker role from midfield, the Daily Telegraph reports.