Fabian Delph is not good enough to replace Steven Gerrard at Liverpool

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Brendan Rodgers will have a final opportunity to weigh up tabling a bid for Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph after the England international recently returned from injury.

A devastating dislocation of the shoulder halted Delph's formidable surge to the top; not only making Aston Villa's fans favorite award, but also claiming an England international debut.

With all of these factors taken into account by Liverpool boss Rodgers, a suspected £8 million will be handed over for the services of the former Leeds United midfielder.

Although Paul Lambert is reluctant to sell the 25-year-old, he may be forced into doing so in order to avoid the looming financial issues that approach the club. The ex-Norwich City boss is also in the same situation for essential centre defender, Ron Vlaar, who is a January target for Manchester United and Arsenal.

Subsequent to interest from Liverpool for the midfielder, the Villa boss has instructed his scouts to immediately search for possible replacement midfielders as well as a defender and a striker to mend their woeful form of late.

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With Steven Gerrard's 35th birthday approaching, the end of his career is also coming towards the last hurdle and Rodgers feels as though he must find a concrete replacement in good time for the departure of their heroic midfielder who has been with the club for a staggering 16 years.

However, rumours of a move to New York City to follow in the footsteps of Frank Lampard, currently on loan at Manchester City, have emerged and Gerrard may wish to bring his successful career to an end over in the States.

So, with a possible move to America scheduled, Rodgers is more than keen to bring Fabian Delph to Anfield during the January transfer window in the hope that the 25-year-old can inject the same spirit into the Liverpool side just as he does so well at Villa Park.

And with the midfielder's contract running out at the end of the season, it could be a move that the Reds boss could delightfully see go through.

But unlike their boss, Liverpool fans are not happy with the news and a poll by the Daily Mirror has revealed that 61% of the Reds faithful would not welcome Delph to Anfield whilst an optimistic 39% are looking to the future and see a bright talent in the 25-year-old.

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