Report: Liverpool and West Ham both reconsider summer bids to sign Alex Song

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Liverpool and West Ham have reportedly been put off deals for Alex Song after recent poor performances.

According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool and West Ham are both having second thoughts over a move to sign Alex Song this summer.

Song, 27, found himself on the sidelines at Barcelona last summer having been unable to displace Sergio Busquets in holding midfield, and joined West Ham on loan for the season in a bid to play first team football again.

It always felt like Song's move to Upton Park was as a stepping stone to a bigger club - and his early season performances suggested he was ready to make the step up.

Song was dominant in West Ham's midfield, and was the hub of the Hammers team when it came to starting attacks from the back.

Yet fast forward to the second half of the season, and Song has disappointed hugely. The Cameroonian now looks off the pace, and was blamed by many Hammers fans for the penalty which handed Tottenham a 2-2 draw against West Ham last month.

Liverpool have been linked with a move to sign Song as a replacement for the outgoing Steven Gerrard in recent weeks, with the Daily Mail even suggesting that Song was confident he would seal a move to Anfield this summer.

However, the Mirror now report that Song's recent downturn in form has not only put off West Ham from making a summer move, but also made Liverpool reconsider a bid to sign him.

Whilst West Ham's season appears to be petering out, Song needs to finish strongly if he is to prove to clubs that he's good enough to purchase - or else it's back to the Barcelona sidelines next season.

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