Pedro for the Reds?

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By @paul__baker

After another Premier League defeat, the rumour mill is up and running. The Club are going to be linked to several players this side of Christmas.

The latest one is that the Reds have been linked with Barcelona forward Pedro. The Metro Newspaper are reporting that possible contact between the two clubs has been made.

Pedro is said to be keen to move to secure first team football. The Premier League seems a likely new home. The Reds however are not the only English Club keen. Arsenal who have been long term admirers, may also bid for him come the January transfer window.

Pedro would cost Liverpool in the region of £20 million. This compares favourably to the amount the Reds paid for ex Southampton man, Adam Lallana. This is not to knock Adam, he will come good given time and minutes.

Pedro would offer a great deal to Liverpool if he were to sign. He can play with both feet and on both wings. He would add quality and a strong technique to the Liverpool first team.

He has the experience of playing in the Champions League for Barca and he is a World and European winner with Spain. This winning attitude would surely rub off into the other squad members.

With Liverpool having a Spanish base in the squad already, he would hopefully settle in nice and early and be able to hit the ground running. Unlike some of the new players that joined in August.

Liverpool generally like to conduct any transfer business nice and early, so if he is available, as it seems, it would suit all parties. The sale would help to raise fresh transfer funds for Barca.

Pedro has the versatility and the intelligence that would make him a ideal Red. He scored 19 goals from 54 appearances last term. A good rate from a Barca side that finished the Primera without a trophy.

His signing would be great news for some of the Liverpool supporters, but the area Rogers should be looking to improve in, is the defence.

A new goalkeeper and a centre half who can lead the side is a must. Without making the defence stronger, the hope of finishing in the top 4 may soon disappear.

The Club in some ways has been lucky so far this season. The teams around the Reds, have also been dropping points. This will not continue to happen for much longer. One or two of the sides will soon find some form and go on a decent run.

Brendan Rogers is still the right man to lead us, but he needs to reconsider the role of Mario Balotelli playing alone up front. This is something all fans can clearly see is not working. He needs to drop him to the bench and use him as a super sub, (like against Swansea) or change the formation to better suit him.

At least the Reds have a nice easy game on Tuesday before the Chelsea bus is parked in the Anfield goal mouth.