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22 Dec 2015

'El Pelado' to Anfield? Liverpool chase £76k-a week Uruguay star. Klopp wants January transfer

With Martin Skrtel out for the next six weeks, and ongoing injury issues for Dejan Lovren, and the increasingly injury prone Mamadou Sakho, Liverpool are reportedly scouring Europe for potential reinforcements, and the latest name to enter the fray is 'important' Juventus centre-half Martin Cacares.

According to Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato today:

"Liverpool are interested in signing Martin Caceres, and Jurgen Klopp will make a move during the January transfer window".

Some info about Caceres, who is nicknamed 'El Palado':

* 28-year old central defender, who can also play at right back. Current contract expires in 2016.

* Reportedly on £76k-a-week at Juventus.

* Sep 2015: Driving license revoked for six months after crashing his Ferrari into a bus stop. He is alleged to have been over the legal alcohol limit for driving. Suspended by Juve for the incident.

I'll stop right there as there's no point outlining info about Caceres' career. Liverpool shouldn't touch the Uruguayan with a barge pole, for the following reasons:

* Averaged only 17 games a season for the last six seasons.

* 13 separate injuries in three years, including THREE injuries already this season.

* 351 days out injured since 2012 (75 games missed).

Forget the driving ban - that's a minor issue compared to Caceres' injury history and pitiful appearance record.

Given the sheer number of sicknotes in Liverpool's squad (past and present), it's utter insanity to sign player with this type of injury history, and if the Reds are seriously considering a move, then whoever is driving the decision should be sacked forthwith for gross negligence.

I've said it once (well, a dozen times, probably!), and I'll sat it again: FSG should institute a moratorium on signing any player with a significant injury history. Liverpool continue suffer as a result of unreliable players, and unless it's Lionel Mess under contention, it's just not worth the risk or the cost.

Author: Jaimie K


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