If Liverpool return for €15m target their team will be ruined - why?

Anfield

Brendan Rodgers must not reignite any Reds pursuit of Rubin Kazan midfielder as the player could wreck the famed Anfield morale.

Throughout the last 12 months, Liverpool have been continually linked with a move for Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M'Vila, with the player even photographed attending a Liverpool match in November as the Frenchman soaked up the away atmosphere at Goodison Park, when the Reds left Everton with a point after an entertaining 3-3 tie.

The speculation reached it's zenith in the winter transfer window and, despite no move materialising, the player continues to be associated with a Kazan Arena exit and an Anfield entrance.

However, the latest quotes from the player's coach Ribat Bilyaletdinov indicate that Brendan Rodgers' failure to land M'Vila may have been a blessing in disguise. Bilyaletdinov has explained that M'Vila has a questionable professionalism and such a poor attitude could impact the extremely good morale that Rodgers has worked hard to foster since he arrived on Merseyside.

"[M'Vila] has to prove his value and work like everyone else," said Bilyaletdinov to France Football. "I don't mean that he doesn't work, but we can see that he misses France. In January M'Vila behaved badly - one day he trained, one day he didn't. Maybe his agents had promised him something. He thought he was already in Liverpool.

"I told him: 'It is not your level. If you go, you will be on the bench'. He was very disappointed. Now I haven't seen him for a while. I have been told he is in France to cure an injury. Even if he is back to full fitness, I don't know where to play him."

Liverpool are at the top of the Premier League table - deservedly so, as the Kop team have won nine matches in the division in a row, pocketing 74 points after 33 games.

Rodgers has a nous for man-management and gets the very best out of individual players whilst also getting the 11 athletes fielded to play as a team.

Luis Suarez is in a far better state of mind, Raheem Sterling is developing into a force, Jordan Henderson is flourishing, Daniel Sturridge is peaking as a footballer while Steven Gerrard continues to inspire.

What is clear from watching Liverpool is that the mood in the locker-room must be extremely positive. What the club do not need, now nor in the immediate future, is any incoming player to wreck that with a negative or unprofessional mentality.

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