Rubbishing the Rumour: Samuel Inkoom to Liverpool

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterJanuary 10, 2013

POLTAVA;UKRAINE - AUGUST 21: Samuel Inkoom of FC Dnipro in action during the Ukrainian Premier League match between FC Vorskla Poltava and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at the Butovsky Vorskla Stadium
on August 21, 2011 in Poltava,Ukraine. (Photo by Genya Savilove/EuroFootball/Getty Images)
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According to Ghana Sports Online, Samuel Inkoom is attracting interest from English Premier League club Liverpool.

The Ghanaian international is far from happy at current club FC Dnipro, and his agent has taken matters into his own hands with this searching statement (Sky Sports via Ghana Sports Online):

Samuel is definitely not happy with his situation in Dnipro.

We are talking about a very talented young player who has already represented Ghana over 30 times.

It is clear that the only solution for Samuel now is to move to a European club where he will play an important role and achieve success.

Don't you just love the January transfer window?

Inkoom—who happens to play as a right-back—has been frozen out of proceedings in Ukraine under Juande Ramos, who much prefers the option of Vitaliy Mandzyuk.

With Inkoom itching for a switch, his agent has pulled a Philippe Coutinho-esque move by sniffing for a deal in public, but it's wrong to go looking for one around Anfield.

Right-back, ironically, may just be the position Liverpool are the most stacked in—and no one's usurping Glen Johnson as the undisputed king in that area any time soon.

With Andre Wisdom—who trained as a centre-back, but is making a name for himself as a solid right-sided option—signing a new deal as recently as Wednesday Jan. 9, and a host of other names on the books at Anfield who could feature there, this was never a goer.

Martin Kelly is an able deputy, while Jon Flanagan and Ryan McLaughlin are two names Liverpool fans would likely rather see don the shirt than Inkoom.

It's also arguable that with Brendan Rodgers establishing a spine to the team, only quality additions are required to take the Reds to the next level.

Daniel Sturridge is exactly that type of quality, and Tom Ince could also fall into that category. Unfortunately, Inkoom doesn't.

With teams like Queens Park Rangers, Reading and Sunderland crying out for options at right-back, perhaps Anfield was a bit of a reach all along.