Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Alexis Sanchez Would Be Amazing Addition for Reds

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2012

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27:  Alexis Sanchez (L) of Barcelona gets his shot saved by Dani Gimenez of Rayo Vallecano during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano and Barcelona at Estadio Teresa Rivero on October 27, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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There's little question that Liverpool really needs to add some able bodies to the attacking positions this January. How does Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez sound?

Um, pretty amazing, right? And according to John Cross of the Mirror, that's a major target for the team:

Liverpool have made a move to sign Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez.

Barca coach Tito Vilanova does not want to part with the Chilean star in the January window, but the Reds have refused to give up.

Boss Brendan Rodgers has been checking on Sanchez's form and situation, as it is believed Barca may be willing to sell in the summer.

As Cross notes, the team was first looking to add Sanchez on a loan and potentially make a move for a transfer over the summer. Now, they may be looking simply to go for a straight transfer either this winter or over the summer.

And boy oh boy, would Sanchez be an amazing addition.

Sanchez thrives out wide and would fit seamlessly into Brendan Rodgers 4-3-3 system as a winger who occasionally breaks into the box looking to score goals. He could also spell Luis Suarez from time to time at striker, though it's not his strength.

Sanchez is a young, intriguing talent, and he won't come cheap. However, given the class he'd add to Liverpool's attack, he'd be worth the steep price.

If you think this is too good to be true, Liverpool fans, you're probably correct. Sanchez's agent has already said he'll be staying put in January, choosing to finish the season with the Catalans.

If he's coming to Liverpool, he's almost assuredly coming in the summer unless his agent is throwing up a smoke screen.

For Reds fans, potentially waiting until the summer before this move becomes feasible could be somewhat painful. They want to see Liverpool salvage this season, after all.

But if the Anfield side is actually able to pry Sanchez away from Barcelona, it will improve the Reds immeasurably in 2013. Keep an eye out on any Sanchez talks as the January window approaches.

 

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