James Rodriguez linked with bizarre move to Liverpool

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James Rodriguez celebrates scoring a goal for Colombia in Brazil
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According to Mundo Deportivo via the Liverpool Echo, James Rodriguez is the subject of interest from Liverpool. 

This rumour needs to be taken with a sizeable chunk of salt as it is really the product of the summer transfer window winding down to an uneventful end. Mundo Deportivo have published a two page article on James Rodriguez’ future and somehow Liverpool are one of the linked clubs.

Jürgen Klopp’s side has a wealth of attacking midfielders and even although the star of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil could walk into just about any midfield in the world, I just don’t picture Klopp signing another attacking midfielder as it would mean one of his current players would lose game time.

That being said you can always dream. It would be a football fan’s dream to have James Rodriguez in your side – well, unless you already have Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Benzema punting your froward line. However, Liverpool don’t have anything close to the cringe-worthy named ‘BBC’. So, signing Rodriguez would be surreal but it would take an inordinate amount of money to pull off.

And that is where the catch lies. Mundo Deportivo spew their rubbish about Liverpool being keen on signing Rodriguez but then go another direction entirely by saying it’s unlikely that the Reds have enough cash to sign the Colombian. Considering that Liverpool have made a profit in this transfer window, that hypothesis is rather baseless. Although, to be fair Real Madrid paid a fee which is approximated to be €80 million and Liverpool are just never going to spend that kind of cash on one player, now are they?

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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