Brendan Rodgers does not appear to be finished in the transfer market this summer, despite recruiting heavily over the last few weeks, reports Metro. The Liverpool manager now has his sights set on Barcelona outcast Alex Song, as he looks to add some extra muscle to his midfield ranks.
Song has been at Barcelona for 2 years since moving to the Catalan club from Arsenal in 2012. However, the midfielder has failed to make a lasting impact at the Nou Camp, and is being forced out by new manager Luis Enrique this summer. Arsenal had been linked with a bid to take their former player back to the Emirates, but Liverpool are now entering into the race to sign him.
Song has played 39 times in La Liga during his 2 year spell with Barcelona, providing just one goal and one assist. However, the player’s job is largely carried out in the middle third of the field rather than the final third, where he can prove a dogged and intimidating opponent. A Cameroon international as well, Song has played 36 times for his country.
At Liverpool he could operate as back-up for the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson. The Reds have been looking for strength in depth this summer as they prepare for their re-entry into the Champions’ League, and Song would provide them with that. Rodgers could move to bring the player in on a season-long loan at first, and then he might take the opportunity to sign Song permanently in 12 months time.