Barcelona’s Alex Song may be set to join Liverpool in the summer according to reports from the Daily Mail. Song joined the Hammers on a season long loan and has cemented himself as a favourite among the West Ham fans.
However, the player believes he will get a move to Liverpool this summer after impressing at the East End club. Song moved to Barcelona from Arsenal in 2012 and failed to make an impact on the Catalans. Under new manager Luis Enrique, Song doesn’t really feature in his plans so was shipped out to West Ham last year.
After making a great start with the Irons, Song’s form has nose dived after making 20 appearances for the club. The player believes he has impressed enough to make a big club switch in the summer though.
One thing that Liverpool should be monitoring is how good Song is against players like Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva. Song doesn’t even come close to the stats these two have notched up and that may be a worrying thing for Liverpool should they be tempted to sign him. Song might do better at the moment and concentrate on his own club’s issues as Allardyce’s men haven’t won a game in five outings. Ok, so they’ve been a bit unlucky, but Song’s dip in form is showing and the Hammers need him more than ever in this part of the season.
Given his drastic dip in form, the Hammers are now less likely to make the move permanent considering they are picking up the thick end of his £140,000-a-week salary.
Song’s wages would also be a worrying thought for some Premier League clubs. Liverpool could sign him as Steven Gerard has departed but the Anfield club are said to be haggling over Raheem Sterling’s demands of a £120,000-a-week salary, so it makes no sense to sign a player who earns 20k more.