Liverpool’s defensive fortification operation is well underway according to reports in the South Wales Echo, who state that Brendan Rodgers is eyeing a Swansea reunion on Merseyside.
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm and centre-half Steven Caulker are the old muckers he’s hoping to usher out of the principality, with clubs Swansea and Cardiff bracing themselves for bids from the Premier League runners-up.
A price of 6/1 says the Reds will be sitting one place higher come the conclusion of the 2014/15 campaign, but there’s little chance of this occurring unless the quality of their backline is bolstered.
There’s a case to make that the pair would do just that.
Vorm is a stopper with international pedigree who would be tasked to challenge Simon Mignolet for the number one jersey.
The Swans are allegedly willing to listen to offers for their 30-year-old net-minder, with Garry Monk keen on Reading keeper Alex McCarthy; more reasons as to why the Dutchman would make the ideal understudy to the Anfield onion-bag warden in-chief can be read about through clicking right here.
Tottenham academy graduate Caulker has been earmarked as the man to instil calm amongst their rearguard, operating alongside agricultural duo Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel.
Their chances of landing the one-cap England international, however, are hampered through the rumoured buy-back clause wedged into his Cardiff contract by former employers Spurs, who are thought to be keen on bringing him back to White Hart Lane.
Caulker was one of a few Bluebirds that emerged from their doomed 2013/14 season with his reputation intact, making a staggering 8.6 clearances per outing as he strived to help his sinking side beat the drop.
This dizzying defensive digit is complimented by an average of 1.2 tackles and as many interceptions every time he took to the field, while he also proved a more than handy attacking tool at set pieces, chipping in with five goals.