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Liverpool prepare move for French defender

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Liverpool are reportedly preparing a move for French defender Mathieu Debuchy.

The Lille full-back has spent his entire career with the Ligue 1 side since joining their youth setup in 1993, but new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is keen to bring Debuchy to the Premier League as a back-up for Glen Johnson and potential solution to his left-back problem.

Daniel Agger filled in unsuccessfully in the defeat to Manchester City last night (Monday), and the Reds could look to use the player in a problem position that has already caused concern this season.

25-year-old Debuchy made his debut for les Dogues as a teenager in 2003, and has since made over 200 appearances. That would be higher but for a serious knee ligament injury sustained in March '06.

A consistent performer without ever gaining serious recognition, Debuchy was called into the France squad earlier this month under new manager Laurent Blanc. Despite not featuring, the Norway friendly call-up could be a sign of things to come under the new Les Bleus regime.

French daily L'Equipe reports that Lille are preparing themselves for an approach from the Merseyside outfit, despite the player's contract running until 2012.

The Daily Mirror goes on to suggest that the Anfield club will make a deadline swoop for the player, although Hodgson would probably attempt to conclude a deal before the final day of the summer transfer window.

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