Brendan Rodgers wants to reunite with Gylfi Sigurdsson…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has earmarked Tottenham’s goalscoring midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson as a priority signing when the transfer window reopens in January, reports IBTimes.
The Reds fell to an embarrassing 0-1 defeat to Premier League Southampton at the weekend, which showed everyone just how much they missed the injured Brazilian Coutinho, and Rodgers is desperate to strengthen in the attacking midfield areas at the next available opportunity.
He managed to bring Victor Moses in from Chelsea on loan in the summer, but sold Stewart Downing and Jonjo Shelvey, leaving Liverpool with a wafer thin squad.
It was suggested that Sigurdsson, the 24-year-old Icelandic international, would struggle for game time at White Harte Lane, after Spurs boss Andre Vilas-Boas spent over £100m on new players this summer.
Sigurdsson will have to compete with Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli, Andros Townsend, Aaron Lennon and others for game time, but he has done his chances of clinching a spot no harm whatsoever with a cool brace against Norwich at the weekend.
Rodgers managed the midfielder during his stint as Swansea boss, and is confident a bid of around £12m will see Sigurdsson move to Anfield in January, although it is less sure whether Spurs will want to sell to a direct top four rival.