Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Juventus Offers Milos Krasic: Do the Reds Need Him?

Kaustav BoseCorrespondent IJanuary 21, 2012

Could Krasic be the Reds' Crash course solution to the right wing problems ?
Could Krasic be the Reds' Crash course solution to the right wing problems ?Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Often compared to former Juventus star Pavel Nedved because of his powerful dribbling and speed, Milos Krasic seems to have fallen down the pecking order at the Turin-based football club.

If recent emerging reports are anything to go by, the Serbian has been offered to clubs in England as Juventus plan on bringing home some fresh cash. The Serb was supposed to have been offered to Tottenham and Chelsea, but after being turned down by both, The Daily Mail reports that the star is being offered to Liverpool.

Times have really changed for both the former CSKA Moscow player and Liverpool.

Though Liverpool now enjoy better days at least off the pitch and debt problems have eased a great deal, the player who famously snubbed Liverpool two years ago, reminding them of their limited purchasing power, now could be well on his way to Anfield before the close of the January transfer window.

Krasic, now 27, was rumored to be on the move in January by his agent long before the transfer window even opened.

However, the major stumbling block as understood by many is the fact that, though Juventus would like to sell the player, offers—if any—for the player have been in the form of a loan.

Now, the important issue in a player transfer should always be whether the club concerned really requires it. And although the other clubs linked with Krasic don't really have a problem on the right side of midfield, Liverpool clearly have one.

The Reds aggressively bought Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson in the summer transfer window, and have already tried them in that position to no quantifiable good.

Even if the club still has Craig Bellamy, Dirk Kuyt and Maxi Rodriguez, any of whom could be used in that position, the gaffer has not been very assertive in doing that. 

Instead, Liverpool have opted for a strange idea.

Well aware of Stewart Downing's versatility, Kenny Dalglish has frequently swapped the player's preferred left wing role for that of a right winger.

Kenny Dalglish has also reminded the press that despite his comparatively stellar performance, Bellamy cannot be used week-in, week-out due to medical conditions.

Kuyt's recent performances for any position have been poor, and Maxi Rodriguez, though he's been impressive a few times he has been played, doesn't seem to find much favor with the manager when it comes to choosing the starting 11.

Both players could be well on their way out in the coming summer window should the club look at further strengthening its bases and cutting down its wage bills.

All of the above means that if Milos Krasic were to move to Liverpool, he would most definitely find a starting role until the end of the season if he can prove his worth. 

It can be speculated that Juventus may still be keen on loaning the player out if nothing else works out by the end of the January transfer window.

However, if Liverpool moves for the player, it could get interesting. The "option to buy in the summer" could also feature in a deal put by the Bianconeris.

Now even if Liverpool are really able to get the best out of Krasic should he move to England to elevate the Reds to the coveted top four, the summer could signal another buying spree and Krasic could yet again find the bench, even if the Reds buy him cheaply.

However, competition for places is not a bad thing at all and the Reds could do far worse than have Milos Krasic on the squad for the coming few years, provided the player lives up to his potential.