Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Kenny Dalglish to Raid St Andrews to Solve Defense

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIAugust 9, 2011

DERBY, ENGLAND - JULY 31:  Scott Dann of Birmingham City in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Derby County and Birmingham City at the County Ground on July 31, 2010 in Derby, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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After some awful defensive displays in preseason, Kenny Dalglish has stepped up his search of a new centre back to plug the defensive hole. That search appears to have led him to St Andrews, reports The Daily Star, where he will look to sign English central defender Scott Dann.

Liverpool have been linked with the 24-year-old all summer, but Dalglish decided strengthened his midfield first. Liverpool's outrageous 15 goals given up in six games has put the Scot on alert and he is scrambling to find a solution.

The problem was aggravated in preseason, with Glen Johnson and Martin Skrtel going down with injuries. What was an already thin defensive group became even thinner, and if no improvement is made, it could lead to a disastrous fate in Liverpool's bid to return to European football.

Dann is a strong defender who impressed with Birmingham last season. Their relegation almost certainly means the Liverpool-born defender will join fellow ex-Birmingham centre back Roger Johnson at the St Andrews exit door.

He will reportedly cost Liverpool around eight million pounds, a price Dalglish will seemingly be happy to pay after splashing out fees of 16 million and 18 million on Dann's countrymen Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing, respectively.