Liverpool’s left back situation grows more complex

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Liverpool are lining up Wayne Bridge to ease their troubles at left back, according to Metro.

After missing out on Gael Clichy, the Reds are actively looking for a replacement for current left-backs on their books, Paul Konchesky and Fabio Aurelio.

Clichy’s arrival at Manchester City has meant 30-year-old Bridge has fallen even further down City manager Roberto Mancini’s pecking order, which could see him leave Eastlands this summer.

Bridge, who spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham, would reportedly be allowed to join Liverpool for a relatively low transfer fee, however his reported £90,000-a-week wages could prove to be an issue.

If reports are to be believed, Bridge is Liverpool's third choice to replace Konchesky, with Everton’s Leighton Baines allegedly emerging as a target for Kenny Dalglish.


However, Toffees manager David Moyes has issued a hands-off warning to Liverpool, saying: “I don’t want to sell him and Everton doesn’t sell cheap.

“So Leighton’s not for sale – and [Liverpool] know that as well.”

But reports in France have linked Liverpool with yet another left back, Lyon’s Aly Cissokho.

Lyon are believed to be short on cash and ready to sell Cissokho if Liverpool can meet their valuation of £8 million, despite paying £13 million to sign the player from Porto just two years ago.

Finally, Liverpool appear to be close to clearing Konchesky’s reported £40,000-a-week wages off their books, to further free up some transfer funds.

It’s been reported that Sven-Goran Eriksson is on the verge of bringing Konchesky, who made his England debut under Eriksson, to nouveau riche Leicester City.

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