Liverpool turn attention to City central defensive addition

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Birmingham City defender Scott Dann heads a list of summer defensive transfer targets for Liverpool according to

Anfield boss Kenny Dalglish is looking to strengthen the Reds’ squad ahead of next season, and has identified Dann as a key addition to his long-term plans.

However, Dalglish may find difficulties in engineering a deal for the former Coventry City man, who has developed into a leading Barclays Premier League centre-half since moving to St Andrews in June 2009.

His recent performances have alerted the attention of a number of other potential suitors, with Manchester United also rumoured to be monitoring Dann’s situation at Birmingham.


Furthermore, Liverpool’s newly appointed Director of Football Damien Comolli – who has a hand in all transfer dealings in and out of Anfield, is said to have his eye on other targets in favour of Dann – despite King Kenny’s admiration for the rising star.

The 24-year-old stopper was capped at England under-21 level, and has seen a rather rapid rise in his career that started out at Walsall, before moving on to Coventry and Birmingham City respectively.

Born and bred on Merseyside, Dann is a former Liverpool season ticket holder, and so would more than likely welcome a move to his boyhood club.

Injury has cut short the Blues favourite’s progress this campaign, after suffering a hamstring tear in the League Cup semi-final against West Ham in January – which cruelly ruled him out of a Wembley debut in Birmingham’s Carling Cup victory over Arsenal last month.

With Dann’s aim fully focused on getting fit ahead of the new season, it remains to be seen whether he will be battling it out for a place in either the Birmingham or Liverpool first-team.

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