Liverpool are ready to move for Manchester City’s Micah Richards following the arrival of Bacary Sagna, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The France international’s long-awaited Bosman switch to the Etihad Stadium was confirmed last week, with the Sky Blues having bowed to his wage demands as they look to bolster their squad for next season.

With his arrival, Richards looks to be surplus to requirements and could well be allowed to leave for around £7m with his contract set to expire in 12 months’ time.

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Although a direct rival Liverpool could get Richards, with the player himself thought to be open to the switch and the club aware that losing him for free would be a blow.

The 25-year-old has endured an injury-plagued few years, but was once heralded as one of English football’s most promising defenders.

Brendan Rodgers is said to be a fan of his abilities, with his ability to play at either right-back or the centre of defence appealing.

West Ham and Hull are also keen, but neither club have quite the same pulling power as the Merseysiders.

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    Shaun Martin
    5 months ago

    I suppose we have to ask, is Richards better than Johnson, and if so how much will we recoup for Johnson if we sell him.

    His wages would be lower and he would give valuable experience for our full backs, and also has the ability to play in the centre of defence which is where I think he is now best suited.

    Just hope he is over is injuries problems as otherwise its an expensive way to keep the medical staff busy.

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