Liverpool linked with Vidal but other targets are more pressing

Arturo Vidal

The Juventus midfielder is an all-rounder that Liverpool have enough of and the Reds should focus on procuring a creative player instead.

 

According to reports from Chile, Liverpool are now one of three clubs, along with Real Madrid and Manchester United, that Juventus enforcer Arturo Vidal would consider moving to if he did leave Italy.

 

While it is perhaps clearer to see why Madrid and Manchester United have need for the 27-year-old it is less so where Liverpool are concerned.

 

Brendan Rodgers has already brought in Emre Can from Bayer Leverkussen and while the youngster is still fairly raw and in no way comparable to Vidal, the presence of Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen mean that Liverpool are well stocked in the midfield department.

 

The departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona shows that last season's Premier League runners-up must replace his goals and creativity if they are to again mount a serious title challenge.

 

The truth of the matter is that there is no replacement for Suarez, a player that is quite like no other.  Thus the job of Rodgers has been to ensure goal threat and creativity from different parts of the team with the introduction of Loic Remy, Lazar Markovich, Adam Lallana Rickie Lambert and to a lesser extent Can.

 

Yet with all those arrivals Liverpool are still lacking a world class playmaker and in some way goes to explain why there is constant speculation linking Marco Reus, Isco and Angel Di Maria with a move to Anfield.

 

One of those three could end up on Merseyside and with what remains of the transfer window Liverpool should focus all their efforts on making a deal happen after they tie up Dejan Lovren, Javier Manquillo, Aleberto Moreno and a back-up goalkeeper.

 

Those defensive recruitments are just as vital in light of the fact Liverpool conceded 50 goals last season in the league.

 

Vidal would be a luxury signing that Liverpool can ill afford and they would be making a mistake adding him to their ranks.  His age will leave little sell on value and the Reds should instead strengthen in other positions.

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