Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Liverpool Want Reto Ziegler to Replace Departed Insua?

The newly appointed Reds boss Roy Hodgson, who is now in Switzerland with the team as they prepare for their pre-season match against Swiss Club, Grasshoppers, has already stated his desire to fill up the vacant left back position at the club and the Swiss International has become the prime candidate to fill the post.

The former Spurs “Young Player of the year” had a pretty impressive outing for the Spurs during his brief spell at the Premier League. Although his form slightly wavered during his loan spells at Hamburger SV and Wigan Atletic, it was only the acquisition of Gareth Bale that made him seriously consider his future elsewhere, and he made his loan move to Sampdoria permanent.

The Swiss 24-year-old had a pretty decent display in the recently concluded World Cup for his country and is only reported to have rebuffed a move to the Italian Giants Juventus before the World Cup because he wanted more time on the pitch.

After his impressive spell with the White Lillies, Ziegler should really consider his move to Liverpool FC a step-up in his career. With only youngsters like Mavinga and Palsson left as formal replacements to Insua, Ziegler should really not be worried about the playing time on offer with the Reds.

With the Europa fast approaching, Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is highly dependent on his young guns to do the job for him as he plans to rest the World Cup stars. However, considering the opponents from either Macedonia or Armenia, a victory should not be seriously threatened.

With Jovanovic and Kyrgiakos still travelling with the team, it would still not be surprising if both of them indeed do appear in the Europa match (in spite of the foresaid declaration of not playing World Cup Stars) due to lack of experience of the squad.

Just like Jovanovic and Kyrgiakos, Ziegler also had to return home after his spell of league matches in the tournament and thus signing him now could also result in Hodgson unleashing him as well in their Europa League opener.

Although the press still reports Maynor Figueroa and Paul Konchesky as Liverpool targets, Reto Zeigler is certainly looking good to leap frog them in the race. Liverpool FC will, however, still manage to sell the likes of Riera and a few others very soon if they are to finance the reported 6m GBP for the deal.

 Reto Ziegler Video

by Quaglia92


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