Liverpool’s season start was certainly not the one both the team and their supporters were expecting, as the team still seems to be miles away from that intense and attractive game style that they displayed last season. The recent arrival of the erratic Italian forward Mario Balotelli might help the team to overcome the departure of Luis Suárez, but the Reds’ boss, Brendan Rodgers, seems to want to bring in another player to midfield line, someone able to become a valid option both to Steven Gerrard and to Jordan Henderson.
Recent reports from both the English and the Spanish media tell us that Liverpool want to sign Barcelona’s outcast and former Arsenal’s footballer Alex Song and that the Reds are apparently leading the race for his signing, since there are allegedly two other teams involved in the pursuit for the Cameroonian player.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Alex Song on a season long loan with the option of switching to a permanent contract next Summer, but Barcelona seem to be wanting to get rid of him for good, although they are struggling to find someone willing to pay them £10 million for the African deep-lying playmaker. The Cameroonian international midfielder is not part of Luis Enrique’s plans for the this season, as he was one of the players “cut off” by the silent revolution the Asturian manager is carrying at the Catalan team this Summer.
At the age of 26, Alex Song, who despite all the ups and downs, has left his mark at the Gunners, never found a way to make a stand at Barcelona ever since he arrived at the club in 2012. With no room at the Blaugranas’ midfield line, especially after the signing of Ivan Rakitic this Summer, this is probably a good time for the Cameroonian midfielder to finish this chapter of his career and to try his luck elsewhere. Alex Song’s stint at the Brazilian World Cup was also something that he cannot be proud of, after he received a red card for elbowing Atlético Madrid’s striker Mario Mandzukic on a match that his team ended up by losing 4-0.
Inconsistency and some unprofessional attitudes have marked Alex Song’s career, which helped people to forget how good of a player he actually was a few years ago, where he impressed for his outstanding passing and tackling skills that, combined with his creativity and work rate, could have granted him a place among the top ten or twenty best deep-lying playmakers playing at the Old Continent.