Ahead of Wednesday night’s Carling Cup tie with Stoke City, Liverpool have been linked with a January move for MK Dons’s teen sensation Seyi Ojo.
It is thought that Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is willing to offer more than £2m for the 14-year-old, attempting to beat Chelsea to his signature in the process.
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Ojo – who has been playing well above his age group for club and country – has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, but it appears have well and truly joined the race.
Liverpool plan to offer more money for the MK Dons man than their Premier League rivals. They are also aware of how important it is for someone as young as Ojo that he chooses the right club for his development, so they will attempt to convince his representatives that Anfield is the place to be.
Away from this transfer gossip, Liverpool are getting ready to travel to Stoke City in the fourth round of the Carling Cup this evening.
They suffered a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Norwich City at the weekend, so as well as looking to progress to the next round, their main aim will be to return to winning ways straight away.
It will be extremely tough though with a trip to the Britannia Stadium fast becoming one of the most difficult in English football. The Potters have already held Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham on home soil, while they defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the league last month.
Liverpool will no doubt be after revenge for this defeat as these two teams – who will both harbour ambitions of winning the Carling Cup this year – meet for the second time in the space of few weeks.
Looking at the team news for this one, Stoke’s Jermaine Pennant is facing a late fitness test on an injured hamstring, while Danny Higginbotham and Jonathan Woodgate could return to action.
For Liverpool, playmaker Lucas is available after suspension and he could return to the starting line-up alongside Daniel Agger who was used as a late substitute against Norwich at the weekend.