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Liverpool ace Andre Wisdom needs Celtic move, and a permanent one

West Bromwich Albion's Andre Wisdom before the match

Liverpool's Andre Wisdom is reportedly a target for Celtic.

Liverpool's Andre Wisdom (L) in action with Celtic's Amido BaldeLiverpool's Andre Wisdom (L) in action with Celtic's Amido Balde

Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom is reportedly a transfer target for Celtic, The Mail report.

The paper claim talks are ongoing about a potential £3 million move, and it is one Wisdom needs for the sake of his career.

Wisdom, 23, has seen his career stall after failing to break into the Liverpool first team as a regular, being sent out on a succession of loan moves instead.

Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Norwich's Andre WisdomNewcastle's Papiss Cisse and Norwich's Andre Wisdom

His most recent spell was with Norwich City, a lacklustre campaign which saw him start only nine times and the club relegated.

Unsuccessful loan spells happen, and do not define a player, but they do not help either, and the task ahead for Wisdom to break into Liverpool's first team is a tough one.

The problem for Wisdom is that this is not his only setback. A year earlier he made 22 starts for West Bromwich Albion, but it was an unspectacular spell which did nothing more for him than push him in the direction of Norwich last summer.

Prior to that he gained experience at Derby in the Championship, where he played well and showed the promise which led to his reputation rising.

Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi (R) and Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in actionNewcastle United's Sammy Ameobi (R) and Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in action

Wisdom has made only 22 appearances for Liverpool, and while he has a long term contract until 2019 and could try to be patient, the time may have come already for him to move on.

He needs regular football, and a club he can call home, rather than a base, from which Liverpool have simply sent him out from over the past three seasons.

Celtic appear his closest solution to getting that so far, where the versatile defender could hope to play regularly.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses after the press conference

Wisdom would want assurances from Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, who knows him well from his time at Liverpool.

Rodgers was the manager who sent him out on all those loans, but he also gave him the first team chances he would get.

With a different intensity in the typical Scottish Premiership match to an English Premier League one, Rodgers - if he signs Wisdom - would be buying him because he believes he can be a first team regular for them, even if he did not believe this to be the case for his Liverpool side.

The England under-21 international does not look like displacing Nathaniel Clyne in the Liverpool starting line-up any time soon, and if Celtic want him, he should jump at the chance to start afresh.

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