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Transfer Rumour Rater: Ola John to Liverpool in the January Window

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Transfer Rumour Rater: Ola John to Liverpool in the January Window
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One of the latest and freshest names linked with a move to Liverpool is Benfica's 21-year-old winger Ola John, a player who might well be interested in following in the footsteps of his brother and playing in the Premier League.

Collins John briefly shone at Fulham after joining the club from FC Twente in 2004, but when his younger brother left the Dutch club in 2012, he did so for Portugal, and he was part of the Benfica side which reached both the Europa League and Portuguese Cup finals last season.

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In a rumour highlighted here by the Liverpool Echo, the fact that Brendan Rodgers is interested in a permanent move for the Liberia-born Dutch international could see the Reds jump ahead of Ajax in the queue for his services, with the Dutch giants only willing to offer a loan move.

Improving Liverpool's wide areas could well be seen as a key element to Rodgers' January shopping, especially with Victor Moses having struggled since joining on loan from Chelsea and Raheem Sterling still somewhat raw.

John could be seen as a good squad addition for the Reds and might be considered surplus to requirements in Lisbon having started just 18 league matches there in his 18 months at the club.


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