With Liverpool defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva out for a long period of time, Brendan Rodgers may be forced to move for Swiss international Gökhan Inler, with Daniel Agger moving the other way, according to the Metro.

Brendan Rodgers has many defensive dilemmas, one of which is the mounting injury list that includes seven players. Two of the injuries are to defensive midfielders Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva, because of this, a midfield recruit may me required.

It has been reported that Gökhan Inler is the man to be brought in to ease the defensive issues, however Napoli will only let him leave if Daniel Agger is used in part of a swap deal.

This deal may prove very effective for Liverpool as when they have a fit squad they have a surplus of central defenders, although it could be argued that Agger is their most adept and technically gifted.

Another point to mention is how Liverpool are short on numbers and a swap deal will not change that, it will only delay the problem, until another bout of injuries plagues Anfield.

Danish international Agger may want to reunite with former boss Rafael Benítez, who signed him for Liverpool originally from Brøndby IF. Moving to Napoli would allow him to do just that, and it can be argued that he would have a better chance of playing in the Champions League if he is with the Naples based club.

Either way, Liverpool need some help defensively and Inler or Agger can prove vital for them, no matter which one of them is playing for the red side of Merseyside by the end of the month.

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