Liverpool’s need for a left back is inching them closer to proposing a loan move for Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge.
The Reds are short of options in that part of the field having seen Emiliano Insua, Paul Konchesky, Fabio Aurelio and Glen Johnson all turn out in that position to differing levels of success over the past two years. And despite attempts to rectify the situation this summer, the club have still not managed to secure any of their targets.
Lyon’s Michel Bastos and Celtic’s Emilio Izaguirre had both been shortlisted but with the former speaking publicly about wanting to stay at the Stade Gerland and the latter having suffered a broken leg against Aberdeen on Sunday, options are now limited. As a consequence, Dalglish is now considering making an approach for Bridge in order to have an experienced Premier League operator in that position.
The former Chelsea and Southampton defender might not be the most exotic name to be linked with a move to Anfield but, crucially, he is available and – when given a run of games – is a solid player capable of delivering telling crosses upon which £35m man Andy Carroll would thrive. Any deal would not be concluded until the end of the transfer window as Liverpool still hope to make a permanent signing but if they are unable to do so and can reach an agreement with City over his £93,000 a week wages then Bridge could be wearing the famous red shirt in September.