EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool set to offer Spurs £10m for Defoe
Published 22:30 15/01/12 By Alan Nixon
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is ready to test Tottenham with a £10million offer for unsettled Jermain Defoe.
Dalglish is looking to shake up his attack this month after Liverpool’s faltering form has left them struggling to finish in the top four.
The proven scoring record of Defoe would add a new dimension to the Anfield attack – and Liverpool hope to agree a fee with Spurs despite the Londoners’ title ambitions. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp wants a new striker himself and watched Marseille’s Loic Remy yesterday.
If Redknapp adds a new face, that would push Defoe further down the pecking order and nearer the White Hart Lane exit.
Defoe needs more games to keep his England Euro hopes alive and Dalglish can offer him that on Merseyside.
Dirk Kuyt was the shock choice for the central striker’s role against Stoke in Saturday’s goalless draw, with Luis Suarez banned and Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy on the bench.
Defoe’s scoring prowess would help at Anfield, where seven draws have cost Liverpool dear.