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Liverpool chase Chelsea defender

Bertrand has struggled to break into the Chelsea side this year (©GettyImages)
Bertrand has struggled to break into the Chelsea side this year (©GettyImages).

Ryan Bertrand was one of England's brightest prospects a few years ago. He started in the Champions League final of 2012 to help contain Bayern Munich star Frank Ribery in his first European game, which he did very successfully.

However a change of management at Chelsea has seen Bertrand pushed down the pecking order. Ashley Cole has had a rib injury this season but the 24-year-old saw César Azpilicueta picked at left-back ahead of him.

Bertrand's career could be salvaged from a new bid by his former academy coach Brendan Rogers. Rogers had a bid declined for Bertrand to join Liverpool in the summer, however the England international decided to try and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge.

With Jose Enrique now out until February at least, Rogers in in serious need of a consistent left-back. Liverpool brought in Aly Cissokho on loan from Valencia, however his inconsistency hasn't impressed Rogers.

Youngster Jon Flanagan fitted into the role in the Reds' last game against Merseyside rivals Everton, and although he had a superb game, he's not a natural left-back and prefers to play his football on the other side of defence.

It could cost Liverpool £8million for Bertrand, which could put off owners Fenway Sports Group after their spending over the last two transfer markets. However, with enough justification to help Liverpool qualify for the Champions League, Rogers could be given the funds.

The left-back turned down his chance to move in the summer, but lack of playing time and the success his former Chelsea team-mate Daniel Sturridge has had since moving to Anfield could persuade him to make the move up north.

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Football
Premier League
Liverpool
Ryan Bertrand
Chelsea

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