With Jamie Carragher’s dislocated shoulder keeping the Liverpool stalwart on the sidelines for up to three months, news today Liverpool are now targeting Newcastle’s Steven Taylor.
Steven Taylor – a Liverpool target?
The news, although this is not the first time Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has been linked with Steven Taylor this season, is being reported today in the Evening Chronicle.
A source at the Liverpool club told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Taylor is certainly one of the players who has come into the equation now that Carra is out for three months.”
“It’s a massive blow for Roy Hodgson to lose a player like him. But he knows he has just got to get on with it, and that means asking the new board to release funds to sign some cover.”
“Taylor isn’t the only defender that has been mentioned but, if he is available, then he will come under serious consideration.”
And Wolves are also said to be interested in the player, but we have no idea why Steven would want to leave Newcastle United for Wolves, which is hardly a step up for the player – apologies to Wolves supporters reading this – but it’s true.
Last August, Steven Taylor was transfer-listed after he had failed to agree to a new contract with the club, and he remains on the transfer list, but only this week a new contract, thought to be quite generous, has been put in front of Steven’s agent Paul Stretford.
As we said this morning – time is starting to run out for Steven, and if the local lad goes in the January sales, then Newcastle would seemingly go after David Wheater of Middlesbrough with the money they get for Steven, and still make a decent profit.
If Steven wants more money at Newcastle, and the club will not relent on that – then we’d be OK with Steven leaving his home town club – as long as we can bring in David Wheater as his replacement in January.
And Liverpool will probably be able to offer him a better deal than Newcastle’s, to get him to join the Merseyside club.
We’re no longer interested in having players at Newcastle who are only here for the money – we had enough of that with players like Michael Owen.
Those days at Newcastle are gone, they’re over, they’re history, they’re dead, they’re finished, sobre, kaput – we hope we make our point clear! 😀