EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool target Toon's Coloccini
Published 22:30 27/10/11 By Alan Nixon
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is stepping up his interest in Newcastle's cult hero skipper Fabricio Coloccini - and weighing up a transfer window move.
Director of football Damien Comolli personally lead a two-man delegation to watch the powerful Argentina centre-half as the Reds updated their dossier on him.
Coloccini has become one of the better defenders in the Premier League and Dalglish is looking to strengthen in that department now 33-year-old Jamie Carragher is officially at the veteran stage.
Newcastle, who have already sold Andy Carroll and Jose Enrique to Liverpool in 2011, would look for a big fee for a player who is the current number one idol of the Toon Army.
However, Dalglish is not afraid to spend to back his judgement and Newcastle could be pushed to sell if the offer is large enough or the player fancies the move.
Dalglish already has a handful of centre-halves in his squad, but is always on the look-out for improvement.
Coloccini, 29, has enough experience to slot straight into the side as the Anfield club target a top-four finish.