Ryan Bertrand: Brendan Rodgers 'interested in' bringing Chelsea left back to Liverpool
Liverpool boss sees Bertrand as solution to left back problem, according to reports
Wednesday 02 July 2014
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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