Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid) Loan
Portuguese left-back Fabio Coentrao certainly looks a sorry figure at Real Madrid this season. Having gone close to a move to Mancehster United in summer, Coentrao has lost his place in the Real Madrid first team under Carlo Ancelotti, who sees Brazilian left back Marcelo as his first choice and the experienced Alvaro Arbeloa as his understudy. The £25 million purchase for Real Madrid reportedly had a deadline day loan switch to Manchester United fall through, and has subsequently been linked with a loan move to Chelsea in January, according to the Daily Mail.
The Reds are running short of option on the left side as injuries to Jose Enrique and Jon Flanagan leaves them with on-loan Aly Cissokho as the only option. But Cissokho has horribly failed to impress, leaving Rodgers to sweat on a quality left back reinforcement. Liverpool could look at the Portuguese international in their search for a roving left-sided defender both adept in defense and attack, with veritable lungs of steel as well as a comfort in possession, and with suggestions that Coentrao may be available on loan this winter, he could also be within their budget.