Vital Football

Latest Liverpool FC News

Liverpool: Reds Linked To Rojas Move

Liverpool: Reds Linked To Rojas Move

Australian based winger Marco Rojas has been connected with a move to Anfield amid reports Liverpool scouts are set to watch him this weekend...

Unheralded New Zealand international Marco Rojas was today linked with a transfer to Liverpool FC by a number of sources including Sky Sports and TalkSPORT.

The 21-year-old winger, who can also perform centrally as an attacking midfielder, has so far plied his whole career in the Australian A-League and currently plays for Melbourne Victory.

Rojas has 10 goals in 15 games so far this season and clubs across the world are starting to take notice.

Indeed, scouts from Italian giants Juventus are expected to join their Liverpool counterparts at Saturday's match against Alessandro Del Piero's Sydney FC.

Interestingly Rojas, who is of Chilean descent, is out of contract in three months time and could be available for as little as £500k should someone choose to buy him during January.

However, Melbourne coach Ange Postecoglu, despite admitting he would not be surprised by interest from oversees, remains hopeful of retaining the services of Rojas at least for now.

"I'm in contact with his dad very regularly and at this stage we're confident he'll stay with us until the end of the season," Postecoglou told local Australian newspaper the Herald Sun.

"We've been in constant discussion with Marco and from our point of view we're very happy with his form this season and how he's developing and his development is a priority.

"At this stage we're comfortable with how he's going and where things are at."

Rojas has been at the Victory since March 2011 when he signed from Wellington Phoenix shortly after winning the Phoenix's young player of the year award. The wideman has 13 caps for the New Zealand national team and has one goal to his name so far.

News of the Reds interest follows reports in recent days that the club is close to signing creative 20-yesr-old Brazilian Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan.

Vital Verdict
Unsurprisingly Rojas is not a player we are familiar with but based on what we've seen and heard he may well be worth a gamble especially if we could purchase him for very little or even nothing. On paper he would seem to fulfil the preferred e-fit of a Liverpool signing according to the club's owners Fenway Sports Group; young, versatile, cheap and with good resale potential. Potentially Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool's hierarchy could view Rojas as a back up option should the protracted re-signing of Tom Ince not materialise. Many fans will look at this latest link and again argue we need more experience in the team; it's hard to disagree with them. Although it is also right that the club do not bow to the astronmical demands of established stars such as Wesley Sneijder.

Likelihood (out of 5):
Three



Click here to see a roundup of some previous transfer rumours

Follow me on Twitter @superbag

Not a Vital Liverpool member? It's a 100% free to join and get involved. Plus it only takes a few moments to sign up. Click here to become a member now!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Tuesday January 22 2013
Time: 4:29PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Liverpool Articles

2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

The final international break of the Premier League 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year could see a record number of players break the 20 goal mark.

Liverpool: International Round-Up (25/03/2017)

Part one of our latest update on how Liverpool players have performed for their countries at senior international level in recent days

Whose Won The Most Points So Far

Which player has won your side the most points so far in the Premier League campaign of 2016/17?

Vote For The March Awards - 2016/17

The Premier League have now opened voting for the Manager, Player and Goal of the Month awards for March.

Archived Vital Liverpool Articles

Vital Liverpool articles from

Site Journalists

Gavin Kelley-Day
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Was MOTM vs. Man City (Away)?
Suggested By: Editor
Simon Mignolet2%
Nathaniel Clyne0%
Joel Matip0%
Ragnar Klavan0%
James Milner12%
Emre Can68%
Georginio Wijnaldum18%
Adam Lallana0%
Philippe Coutinho0%
Sadio Mane0%
Roberto Firmino0%
Divock Origi (sub)0%
Lucas Leiva (sub)0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Liverpool Results (view all)

Liverpool Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 12:30PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 1:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 4:30PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 1 2017 8:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BigRed834
Write for Vital Football