Brendan Rodgers 'interested in' bringing Chelsea left back to Liverpool

By 11:49 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 Comments


Liverpool could make a move for

Chelsea left back Ryan Bertrand

after being priced out of a move for

Sevilla's Alberto Moreno.

The Spaniard was Liverpool's top

target to fill the void at left back

but Brendan Rodgers does not want

to meet Sevilla's £20m asking price

for the 21-year-old.

The 24-year-old Bertrand, who

spent the latter half of last season

on loan at Aston Villa, has now

emerged as a serious alternative,

according to the Daily Mail.

Bertrand is ready to leave Chelsea

in search of first team football.

Despite Ashley Cole losing his form

in the autumn and being dropped,

Jose Mourinho preferred to use

right back Cesar Azpilicueta to

Bertrand, who played just three

matches for Chelsea last season.

Bertrand arrived at Stamford Bridge

as a teenager in 2005 but failed to

nail down a starting spot, instead

being sent out on a series of loans.

He was a reliable deputy to Cole

under Roberto di Matteo and Rafael

Benitez, but has only started 28

Premier League games for the

Blues.

Rodgers is a long-term admirer of

Bertrand having worked with him

at Chelsea's academy.

Liverpool struggled at left back last

season, injury to Luis Enrique

meant Glen Johnson, Aly Cissokho

and Jon Flanagan all had spells

there.

Bertrand could be available for

around £8m.


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