Liverpool: Why Getting Micah Richards On Loan Could Be A Bargain
After becoming England's youngest ever defender in 2006, things looked up for Micah Richards. However, injuries and big spending from Manchester City has resulted in Richards falling down the pecking order, at both right back and centre back. Manchester City's recent purchase of Bacary Sagna simply confirms that there is no future for Micah Richards at Manchester City, and he has to take all steps possible to secure a move.
The Daily Express is reporting that the defender is hoping City let him join Liverpool on loan after a number of clubs balked at the £7million price tag that was originally set.
It could be a great move for LFC, as Brendan Rodgers looks to add to his shaky back-line, as Richards could operate at either centre back or right back for Liverpool, and would add much needed depth to Liverpool's defence.
Richards needs Liverpool just as much as they need him. Completely ousted from the first team frame by Manuel Pellegrini, Richards started only two Premier League games last season. At 26, Richards is no youngster, and needs regular first team action as soon as possible. Liverpool would surely appeal to him, due Brendan Rodgers pedigree as a manager and the return of Champions League to Anfield. Richards needs to do his best to force a move away from City this summer, or risk forever being consigned to the footballing scrapheap, even if it means taking a pay-cut.