Liverpool plot £5m 'Asian Gerrard' bid - reports

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Liverpool are being linked with a January move for South Korean international midfielder Ki Sung Yeung.

The 22-year-old midfielder has come to the fore at Celtic after joining from FC Seoul, earning rave reviews in both the SPL and Europa League following a reported £2.1 million move in 2009.

Dubbed 'the Korean Steven Gerrard' for his all-action style of play, Daily Mirror reports claim Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is considering a £5 million move to bring the player to Anfield, presumably in January.

A move would see Ki line-up alongside the England international on Merseyside, although competition for places in the midfield is fierce with Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva also vying for a spot in the Liverpool starting XI.

'King Kenny' spent big on transfers in the summer, and is expected to do the same again in January with the backing of Liverpool owners FSG.


The signing of an Asian player will also be warmly welcomed by the club's hierarchy, who are eager to take advantage of the lucrative marketing opportunities in the country in any way possible.

Whilst this is unlikely to be of concern to Dalglish, it could have a positive long-term impact on the transfer funds available to the Liverpool boss, and with 44 caps to his name already, the youngster appears to be a top talent.

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