Liverpool director highlights French international target

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Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli has given his biggest hint yet over a potential summer move for Blaise Matuidi.

The French international midfielder has been linked with a move to Anfield since Comolli's arrivial on Merseyside in the Autumn, with the St Etienne star thought to be just one of the Ligue 1 players being monitored by the Reds.

Comolli is still thought to have connections with Les Verts, a club where he was technical director for two years before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2005.

After a recent promotion at Liverpool, the Frenchman is thought to be heavily involved in transfer activities alongside manager Kenny Dalglish, and Matuidi has been highlighted as a potential defensive midfielder addition.

"In France, all the figures prove that the player who wins the most possession at the feet of his opponents is Matuidi," Comolli told the News of the World.

"That is an extraordinary strong point. When the team plays high, it means a goal chance.


"We are going in the right direction of players who don't get injured. We are going to take more and more account of the health of a player in the future. It costs so much having players who don't play."

Dalglish has been linked with a string of players in a number of positions, with a left back, winger and striker also thought to be on the Liverpool agenda alongside a defensive midfielder.

With Christian Poulsen seemingly heading for an Anfield exit, Matuidi could be the answer for Liverpool, although it's unknown how much the club will have to offer to bring the 24-year-old away from the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

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