Liverpool eye Delph as Gerrard replacement

Liverpool are keen on signing Aston Villa midfielder, Fabian Delph, as a long-term replacement for captain, Steven Gerrard.

The 34-year-old, who will be 35 by the time the new season comes around, has struggled for form this season and has been dropped in recent games by Brendan Rodgers due to lack of form, and the manager is now ready to replace him in the Summer.

Delph, who is about to enter the final six months of his contract, could leave Villa Park on a free transfer come the Summer if the club don’t renew his deal, and Rodgers is keen to offer him a deal at Anfield.

Paul Lambert is keen to avoid losing Delph on a free transfer once his deal expires, so he is expected to hold talks with the midfielder in the New Year, and will then decide what to do with the 25-year-old in the January transfer window.

Lambert doesn’t want to lose his captain on a free, so may sell him in the New Year in order to raise some funds from the sale.

According to reports, Lambert have already sent scouts to find a new centre-midfielder just in case they do lose Delph.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles

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