Football: Liverpool set to raid cash strapped Rangers

Updated: July 3, 2012

Brendan Rodgers is preparing to offer fellow country-man Steven Davis an unlikely escape route from cash-strapped Rangers.

Club captain Davis has been attempting to have his contract rescinded since the club went into liquidation, and the Liverpool boss believes that he could bolster the Liverpool midfield.

Rangers had just five players turn up for the first day of pre-season training, and Davis has publicly stated that he intends to depart from Ibrox. His name will raise a few eyebrows among supporters, though he appeared in more than 100 Premier League games for Aston Villa and Fulham before joining Rangers for £3 million in 2008. He has played 140 games for the Ibrox club, winning three league titles, two Scottish Cups, three League Cups as well as the Scottish Players Player of the Year in 2010. The 27 year-old has amassed 51 appearances for Northern Ireland since his debut in 2005 and became the country’s youngest ever modern day captain in the following year.

With strong competition in the central midfield area, Davis would most likely figure as squad player, and his wages at Rangers, believed to be in the region of £28,000, would be modest in relation to the other members of the squad. Neat in possession, Rodgers is an admirer of the Ballymena born player who only signed a five-year contract at Ibrox last summer.

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