Kenny weighs up Celtic swoop

Liverpool are lining up a show swoop for the Celtic winger Paddy McCourt the Daily Mail understands.

Manager Kenny Dalglish is considering a bid for the Northern Ireland winger as he continues his Anfield revolution.

Interest in Celtic man will come as a surprise to many in the red half of Merseyside considering the boss’ penchant for signing big names this summer.

However a starring performance and two outstanding goals in Ireland’s 4-0 demolition of the Faroe Islands in last weeks European Championship qualifying game has brought him new attention.

The 27-year-old’s talents haven’t gone unnoticed in the Premier League with Dalglish identifying him as the man to add some craft up front.

He believes McCourt, dubbed the ‘Derry Pele’, will offer the guile that was evidently lacking in the final third during Saturday’s draw with Sunderland.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers have also been credited with an interest in the winger although they would never be able to compete with Liverpool’s financial muscle.

Scouts from all over Europe are said to be running the rule over the former Rochdale and Derry City man who moved to Parkhead in 2008.

Three years on the fringes of the first team could persuade McCourt to join new midfielders Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing at Anfield although the Bhoys are keen to hold onto him.

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