Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Reds Lining Up Shock Move for Real Madrid Superstar

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIDecember 18, 2011

MALAGA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 22: Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid looks on during the La Liga match between Malaga CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio La Rosaleda on October 22, 2011 in Malaga, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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One of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish's biggest tasks in the January transfer window promises to be adding offensive quality to his midfield. Steven Gerrard is again struggling with injury, and there is an obvious vacancy on the right wing.

Fans are crying out for the Scot to strengthen his squad, and there is sure to be no shortage of quality available.

According to The People, more players have been added to the list of players apparently on the market. Real Madrid's German superstar Mesut Özil is experiencing an inconsistent season, leading to manager Jose Mourinho hinting about a potential departure for the midfielder.

It's not the first time Özil has been linked to Liverpool. Before he joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2010, the Reds were one of the front-runners to his signature.

He would fit well into Liverpool's system. His smarts, pure technical skills and all-round ability make him the perfect option to lead the Liverpool midfield for several years to come. At Real, he has established himself as one of the world's premier attacking midfielders, and his signing would certainly mark a big coup for Liverpool.

He could cost anywhere between £25 and £40 million, but Liverpool's Fenway Sports Group owners have shown a willingness to spend money to improve the squad. 

Özil would certainly be worth every penny.

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