In a recent interview with Russian newspaper Sport Express, Arsen Minasov - Shirokov's Agent - said:
“There really is interest in Roman from English clubs. And we are talking about leading teams – those who either play in the Champions League or are trying to quality for the tournament.”
Liverpool fans got to see €6m-rated Shirokov in action in the last two Europa League games against Zenit, and it's clear to see why the powerful midfielder is in demand.
During his Wednesday press conference, a Russian journalist asked Rodgers if he would like to see Shirokov playing for Liverpool, and if the Reds are interested in signing the 31-year old. The Liverpool boss responded:
"If I was, I wouldn't tell you! He’s a talented player and a wonderful technician".
It's a typically non-committal response from Rodgers, but he didn't deny that Liverpool are interested. This is interesting because he usually says 'no' if the club is not following a player.
For example, in the same press conference, Journos quizzed him about Emanuel Eminike, and Rodgers emphatically said 'No, it's not true'. He also gave the same 'no' response when asked recently about Sneijder, Butland and Huntelaar.
Could Liverpool actually be interested in Shirokov? Given the fact he's 31, it seems unlikely, but with Rodgers recently stating that he wants the club to 'sign some men' in the summer, you never know.
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