Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Could Tom Ince Be Headed Back to Anfield?

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistNovember 28, 2012

NORWICH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Tom Ince of England during the Under 21 European Championship Play Off between England U21 and Serbia U21 at Carrow Road on October 12, 2012 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)
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While most of the transfer speculation surrounding the 20 clubs in the English Premier League is around players that are with clubs in other top divisions, there are a few players in the English second flight being linked with teams in the top flight. 

The clear favorite to move from the Championship to the EPL in January is Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha, but if you look past Zaha there is another Championship player that is being sought after by the big clubs in the EPL. 

That player is Blackpool's goal scoring wonder Tom Ince, who could be making a move back to Anfield to rejoin Liverpool after he was let go by the club this summer. 

Ince left Anfield on a free transfer to join Blackpool before the start of last season and has been on form ever since he left Merseyside. 

Last season, the England U-21 international scored just eight goals in all competitions, but he has already eclipsed that mark this season. 

Not only does the son of former Manchester United and Liverpool player Paul Ince have goal scoring ability, he has a knack for finding his teammates in scoring positions as well. So far this season, he has scored 11 goals and recorded seven assists.

Ince is not only getting interest from Liverpool, as Tottenham and Manchester United have both shown interest in the past few months over the possible signature of the 20-year-old. 

Currently, Blackpool sit in 16th place in the Championship and they have struggled since the departure of former manager Ian Holloway, who left the club to join Crystal Palace at the beginning of November. 

If Ince were to join Brendan Rodgers' club he would most likely be positioned in the midfield trio behind Luis Suarez in Rodgers' 4-2-3-1 formation. 

Ince would most likely rotate playing time with a few other young players at the club that include 17-year-old Raheem Sterling and 19-year-old Suso at the position. 

Ince would be second player brought to Anfield from Blackpool after Charlie Adam made the switch in 2011 and left the club a year later to join Stoke City