What is it about Newcastle players that attracts Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish?
Fabricio Coloccini – the Newcastle captain
Kenny paid out £35M for Andy Carroll last January and the Gateshead lad is now warming the bench at Anfield, with Liverpool hardly playing their game to the 22 year-old’s strengths in the air.
And Kenny came after Jose Enrique in the summer, and signed him for around £6M, and would you believe it last week, there was news he wanted Newcastle left-back Ryan Taylor, and was willing to pay up to £10M for him.
That news is hard to believe, and it could all be paper talk, but there’s news today that Dalglish wants to shore up his defense, which is an obvious weakness with the Liverpool team and has been for almost two years.
Fabricio Coloccini is in talks to extend his contract at Newcastle, and the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said last week he is fairly positive Fab will sign a new deal, as long as one of the top clubs don’t come after him.
The news reports today suggest Dalglish now wants Coloccini, and will monitor his contract situation, and if there is a breakdown in the talks, then Kenny may make a move for the Argentine International.
We have to hope for two things – that this report is just pure paper talk, and then that Colo signs his new deal at Newcastle within a week or two, and if he does that, it will be great news for Magpies fans.
Newcastle are currently 4 points above Liverpool, after nine games played in the Premier League.