Liverpool Transfer News: Brendan Rodgers Should Snatch Gylfi Sigurdsson

Michael DoyleContributor IIIJune 1, 2012

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04:  Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea celebrates scoring his teams first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at The Hawthorns on February 4, 2012 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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It has now been officially announced that Brendan Rodgers has become the new Liverpool manager

After a few days of negotiations between the club, Rodgers and his former team Swansea City, a deal was reached, allowing Rodgers and three members of his coaching staff to go to Anfield. 

Before the move, Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson looked set to join Rodgers at Swansea after a transfer fee was agreed and personal terms reached. 

However, Sigurdsson was keen on working with Rodgers, and now that the Northern Irishman has left the Welsh side, it seems that the deal could collapse. 

Sigurdsson is currently on holiday, but has been linked to a permanent move to the Premier League since impressing on loan at Swansea during the second half of last season. He scored seven goals in 17 appearances. The former Reading midfielder caught the eye with his dangerous attacking play, set-pieces and all-round quality from attacking midfield. 

As part of the deal, according to the BBC, it was agreed that none of the current Swansea players would be allowed to follow Rodgers to Anfield in an attempt to protect their players from leaving the Welsh side. 

This means that the likes of Ashley Williams, Joe Allen and Leon Britton can't join Rodgers at his new side. However, seeing as Sigurdsson was only at Swansea on a loan deal, which has now expired, he is exempt from this protection agreement.

Liverpool could do with a quality attacking midfielder, but he can also play out wide and even as a forward, which makes him versatile and therefore useful should Rodgers decide to bring him to the club. 

Sigurdsson has also been linked with a return to former club Reading. While it remains possible that he will complete the agreed move to Swansea, a late offer from Liverpool could hi-jack the deal.