Liverpool set to rival West Ham United to sign on-loan Barca anchorman

Liverpool could continue their spending in January with a move for on-loan Barcelona star Alex Song, who is currently playing for West Ham United, Metro report.

Brendan Rodgers was said to be interested in signing the 27-year-old during the summer window in bids to add some defensive stability to his midfielder, but the Cameroon international chose to join the Hammers on a season long loan instead.

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Song hardly had any playing time ever since he left Arsenal to play in the La Liga, but since his return to the Premier League, he has been displaying the sort of form that caught the eye of the Catalan club in the first place.

Upon seeing his performance, Sam Allardyce was planning to make the move permanent when his spell ends, but could now face competition for his signature from the Reds, who are also keen to add the anchorman to their ranks.

Barca boss Luis Enrique doesn’t see the former Gunner’s man part of his plans at the club and has already made his intentions known regarding his sale.

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