16 Dec 2014

Allen-Killer: €5m CL star says he'll 'think about' LFC transfer if 'an offer comes in'. Sign?

After scoring against the Reds in last week's fatal Champions League draw, 'fantastic' Basel midfielder Fabian Frei has confirmed that he is interested in signing for Liverpool.

According to reports this week, Liverpool are willing to offer the Swiss star a 5-year contract, and when asked about LFC's alleged interest, 25-year old Frei told Swiss newspaper Blick:

“If an offer [from Liverpool] was to come in, I would think about it [signing for LFC]. Eventually I want to play abroad. Preferably in the Bundesliga or in England.”

Some info about €5m-rated Frei:

* Central midfielder. Can play as a DM or further forward.
* 27 goals/36 assists in 231 apps (Goal/Assist every 3.6 games)
* 1 goal in 5 apps for Switzerland.
* 6 major trophies with Basel (including 4 league titles)
* Current contract expires: 2017

Frei is in good form this season, especially in the Champions League, and his match-winning performances recently prompted praise from Sporting Director Georg Heitz, who raved:

"His [Frei's] form is excellent, but it is not really surprising as he is developing well, and that's why Basel recently extended his contract until 2017"

Frei put in another impressive performance against Liverpool, and scored the goal that sent Basel into the second round of the competition. After the game, he revealed that he'd received a request from one particularly impressed LFC fan:

“After the game a Liverpool fan asked me to stay at Anfield and replace [Steven] Gerrard."

That's wishful thinking in the extreme, but is Frei capable of replacing Liverpool's captain? No chance. He could probably replace Joe Allen, and provide good competition for Gerrard (and Henderson), but very few players are in Gerrard's league, and if/when he retires, the Reds will need better player than Frei to fill the void.



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