Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Reds To Join Chase for Sunderland Midfield Star

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIJanuary 5, 2012

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 14:  Stephane Sessegnon of Sunderland looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The Stadium of Light on May 14, 2011 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Kenny Dalglish's wish list in January is sure to be long. The team currently sits in sixth, far below where Dalglish expects them to be, and improvements will undoubtedly be made in the January Transfer Window.

One area where Liverpool could look to add is in midfield creativity. The team has struggled to score this season, and much of it has to do with the lack of flair in the heart of the field. With Steven Gerrard's injury woes, Liverpool have lacked inspiration from midfield and Dalglish might want to ensure more is brought in should Gerrard miss time again.

While elite players like Ganso and Mesut Özil have been linked, a new name has emerged on the rumour mill, with Metro reporting that Dalglish may be joining the hunt for unsettled Sunderland midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.

The Beninese 27-year-old has established himself as one of Sunderland's most important players since joining them from PSG for £6 million nearly a year ago. He has rarely been left out of the lineup, and in his 34 games as a Black Cat, Sessegnon has scored six goals and added seven assists.

However, Sessegnon has become unsettled at the Stadium of Light in recent months, having been unable to persuade his family to join him in England. This has led to reports that he might be set for a move home to join them in France, with a proposed move to Marseille and a potential return to Paris stealing the headlines.

Liverpool are apparently set to offer Sessegnon a lucrative package to convince him to sign. He would likely cost the Reds near £15 million, but in the long-term it could prove to be a steal for Liverpool. While attacking midfield is far from being the biggest hole, Sessegnon could fill in until more attractive options are brought in in the summer.

Who knows, maybe he could even become a Kop hero. It might be worth the risk for Kenny Dalglish.

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