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King Kenny 'raving' about Israel playmaker after scouting trip

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Kenny Dalglish is reportedly keen on Celtic midfielder Biram Kayal.

The Israel international has been in sparkling form for the Bhoys since moving to Celtic Park from Maccabi Haifa last summer and has impressed onlookers with his fleet-footedness, vision and hard-working nature.

It has now been reported by the Guardian that arguably his most high-profile admirer is Liverpool boss Dalglish, who has been 'raving' about the 22-year-old since seeing him in action at an Old Firm game last month.

Dalglish is alleged to have been in attendance to run the rule over Kayal's teammate Emilio Izaguirre - who has been frequently linked with a move to Liverpool - but was pleasantly surprised by the talents of the former.

Liverpool are known to be in the market for midfield reinforcements when the transfer window reopens in the summer and could well swoop for Kayal, who moved to Glasgow for £1.2 million.

However, the Israeli has responded to suggestions that he could join Liverpool by claiming he is content with life at Celtic.


 

"I've said before I have ambitions, but I don't want to leave Celtic now," he said. "I want to stay here. I'm enjoying the club, the people, the players, the fans – and I'm enjoying Glasgow.

"I have a contract here for four years. I played in Europe with Celtic six months ago, but I want to stay because I have more to prove to the manager and to the fans.

"I like the style of the Scottish game. I feel good in this football – it's quick and physical."

Along with Kayal, Liverpool have also been linked with Blackpool captain Charlie Adam and Japanese sensation Keisuke Honda in their apparent attempts to bolster their midfield come the end of the season.

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