Liverpool want Roma midfielder to save season

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to launch a January move for Roma’s Radja Nainggolan in a bid to save his side’s season, according to reports from the Daily Star.

2013/14’s Premier League runners-up have endured a woeful start to the current campaign, with below par defensive showings and a lack of cutting edge up front having left them in 10th position heading into Christmas.

Despite spending over £100m on new players during the summer, Rodgers is understood to be keen to dip back into the transfer market in 2015, with Nainggolan a target.

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The Belgian ace has been impressive for Roma this term following his arrival at the start of the season, with his bombarding displays and physicality winning him much praise.

However, even though the Serie A side value their man highly, they only own a 50% share of him, with fellow Italian side Cagliari the other club with a say.

Liverpool are ready to pay around £10m to buy out the latter’s stake, but negotiating with Roma may be more tricky.

Yet a deal might be doable, with the Rome giants having slipped out of the Champions League at the group stage.