Liverpool want Julio Baptista – but do they need him?


28th, August 2007


72956219.jpgHe might not have made much of an impact at Arsenal during a foreign exchange loan deal for Reyes last season, but The Beast could be back in the Premier League.
According to reports in the often mythical Spanish newspaper, Marca, Julio Baptista is wanted by Benitez to bolster an already overcrowded front line at Liverpool.
Although he featured rarely, the four goals he scored against the Scousers in Arsenal’s 6-3 mauling in the Carling Cup must have made an impression on Rafa. And, Real Madrid are hoping to raise funds to snatch long-term Chelski target, Daniel Alves, from Sevilla.
With Liverpool already crammed with forwards, is this a signing that should be top of the agenda? Or should they be looking to cover a back four weakened by Carragher’s injury?

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  1. Chringle says:

    smells like horse shit to me, but then why would a paper make up these stories? to just fill up inches? I sincerely doubt it.

  2. FulhamJoe says:

    They’ll need a new Centre Back. Should try for Onuoha or Curtis Davies.

  3. Adam says:

    While they’re at it, why don’t they pick up Jeremie Aliadere and Francis Jeffers.

  4. Clayton says:

    I think the money should be put elsewhere especially with the recent defender set backs. Up front Rafa’s rotation policy is or should cover all the forwards.
    We need cover at the back.

  5. MrWrongn says:

    sounds like bull to me, they would be better off going for Alves as he seems a bit miffed at Seville and we all know how much Rafa likes Spaniards.

  6. devil says:

    Isn’t Alves Brazillian?

  7. Allen says:

    Baptista is Bolton prime material.

  8. Adam says:

    Yeah alves is brazilian but its ppl likee mrwrongn that dont know nothin about football think his spanish :l we dont need baptista me personaly id look in gettin samuel eto’o for that kind of money but hey we could do if ronaldiniho was denyed a move to chelski why cant eto’o come 2 us ?

  9. Hashim says:

    we mite not need him but he is a very good player and he did score int copa amarica final so i thick he would do good