Liverpool 'keen' on £8m defender but face being snubbed

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Reported Liverpool target Roger Johnson is ready to reject the advances of any potential suitors in order to play for Birmingham in the Europa League, according to Metro.

The centre-back was an inspirational figure as the Blues defeated Arsenal in the Carling Cup final on Sunday to book their place in Europe and is now being tracked by a number of Barlcays Premier League clubs.

Metro reports that Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham are all 'keen' on the 27-year-old but he is prepared to commit himself to Birmingham should he receive a suitable offer from the St. Andrew's club.

However, with Alex McLeish's side still finding themselves in a relegation battle, Liverpool and others are likely to pounce for Johnson should Blues drop into the Championship with the temptation of top-flight football potentially too good for the former Cardiff man to resist.

Liverpool have also reportedly been monitoring Johnson's defensive partner Scott Dann - who is sidelined for the remainder of the season - and Birmingham would certainly do well to keep hold of either should they sink to the second tier.


Whether a Liverpool move for the defensive pair comes to fruition remains to be seen, but the Anfield club are known to be in the market for reinforcements in that area when the transfer window reopens in June.

However, their priority remains acquiring a recognised left-back and Liverpool are understood to be keeping tabs on a number of targets with a view to filling the position in the summer.

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