Rumour: Liverpool line up Bertrand bid to solve left-back dilemma
Liverpool are reportedly preparing a bid for Ryan Bertrand in a bid to solve their issues at left-back reports the Daily Star, with the youngster having become marginalised at Chelsea this season following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.
Bertrand found himself completely out of the Chelsea team as Cesar Azpilicueta has been the preferred left-back at Stamford bridge, with even Ashley Cole having found first-team appearances hard to come by following the performances of the Spaniard.
Cole has also been linked with Liverpool but that link has died down, largely down to the former England international’s desire for first-team squad status and higher wage demands.
Alberto Moreno is also believed to be subject of a bid from Liverpool, with the Reds willing to offer a cash plus player deal involving Suso to Sevilla, but with Brendan Rodgers only having Jose Enrique as a natural recognised left-back and the Spaniard having suffered a multitude of injuries in recent seasons.
With Jon Flanagan having had to spend the majority of the season playing out of position to cover the gap on the left-hand side of the defence, Rodgers could look to sign two players to fill the role, especially with the added impetus of Champions League football to compensate for.
Defenders are believed to be a priority for Rodgers after a season that saw Liverpool concede 50 league goals over the course of the campaign, and Bertrand is believed to intrigue the Reds boss due to his experience in the Champions League, having won the competition back in 2012 with Chelsea.