The injury picked up by Brad Jones in the win at Burnley coupled with Simon Mignolet’s, er, ‘indifferent’ form has forced Brendan Rodgers to look to sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan deal for Liverpool, with Mignolet the only senior stopper at the club.
But it’s January soon? Correct, and surely Rodgers would be better off looking for a long-term solution to what has become a chronic problem in the transfer window? It all depends how much confidence he has in Mignolet for the next few games, or indeed the young reserve Danny Ward who is now likely to be on the bench.
Liverpool are 8.00 to finish in the top four
One Out At Arsenal
Lukas Podolski is on the verge of quitting Arsenal for Inter Milan after growing tired of his lack of action at the club.
He probably needs to leave. Yeas, although Olivier Giroud’s red card against QPR might slow things down a little. The German is a good player on his day and could revitalise Roberto Mancini’s Inter.
Arsenal are 9.00 to win the FA Cup
And One In
The sale of Podolski could create space in the Gunners squad for Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguayan set to swap PSG for Arsenal are growing tired of playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
A bit similar to Giroud? Yes, but better. Cavani would add another sprinkling of stardust to the Emirates and would appease the ‘Wenger Out’ brigade.
The Gunners are 2.10 to beat West Ham tomorrow
Milner Has An Interesting Choice To Make
James Milner is determined to run down his Manchester City contract and leave the Premier League champions on a free next summer, with Liverpool and Arsenal vying for his signature.
Who should he choose? It might depend on Champions League football, but if Milner is basing his decision on getting more first-team football then maybe Anfield would be a better choice over the Emirates.
Milner is 2.45 to score at any time against Burnley tomorrow
Chelsea Need Someone Else?
The Juventus wide man Kwadwo Asamoah is a surprise January target for Chelsea, who are willing to pay £24m for the Ghanaian.
Haven’t they got enough players? Yes, and you have to wonder just where Asamoah would fit in even with that large price tag. Remember Mohamed Salah?
Chelsea are now 1.40 to win the Premier League