There’s a report out today in Caughtoffside that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is now interested in another Newcastle player.
Ryan Taylor - mobbed after scoring brilliant goal at Sunderland
Liverpool interested in a Newcastle player is not new news of course, as they have already signed Andy Carroll and Jose Enrique for around £41M this year.
But the player Liverpool are said to be interested in is a surprise – it’s Ryan Taylor.
Ryan has been an ever present for Newcastle in the league this season at left-back, and it seems he could remain there for some time, with Davide Santon likely to come in, but Taylor and Santon likely to be the full backs, and both can play on either side.
We’ve never thought full back is Ryan’s best position, and that position is probably on one of the wings, and that is where Liverpool presumably want to use the 27 yrar-old Liverpudlian.
Ryan arrived at Newcastle in January, 2009 from Wigan, for around £1M, and was included in a swap with Charles N’Zogbia and Newcastle received £6M from Wigan in the deal.
The former Tranmere Rovers player has been in very good form this season, and he is very much a utility player who can play in a number of positions, and it could be that the adaptability is what interests Dalglish.
Now this is where the report seems to leave the world of reality, because they say Liverpool would be willing to pay up to £10M for Ryan, and if that’s true then Newcastle would sell.
While Ryan is very adaptable Newcastle could then bring in Erik Pieters from PSV, and have the full backs be Santon and Pieters.
Liverpool seem very willing to overpay for players, and if they are stupid enough, I mean if they are really ready to pay £10M for Ryan Taylor, we don’t think Newcastle would turn that offer down.
For the record, Ryan has played 9 times for Newcastle this season with two good goals, and he has 63 appearances in total with 8 goals for the Magpies.
What do you think?