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Liverpool Transfer News: Wesley Sneijder Would Be Great Addition to Club

UDINE, ITALY - APRIL 25:  Wesley Sneijder of Internazionale Milano celebrates after scoring  his second goal during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Friuli on April 25, 2012 in Udine, Italy.  (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)
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Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2013

Liverpool should use this time in the year to find any way to make the club better. One possibility to accomplish that is to acquire Wesley Sneijder.

The Inter Milan player has not played since September, but the club is now considering making a move to part ways, according to the Guardian. As a result, Steven Gerrard publicly stated that he believes Liverpool should try to get the veteran midfielder (via Richard Jolly of ESPN):

He is a top player. We have seen that at every major tournament he delivers. I’d love nothing better than to see him in a red shirt. If Brendan wants him, we’d love to welcome him. I think he’d be a fantastic player for Liverpool.

Sneijder's success—not only individually, but with his teams—should be a selling point for the English club. He does not always put up the best statistics, but he makes his teams better.

Over the course of his career, he has won various league titles and even the 2010 Champions League title with Inter Milan. For a squad like Liverpool that needs to get back to this level of success, bringing in someone who has been there before would be a great decision.

Even the club's manager, Brendan Rodgers, believes that players with experience would help the club (via ESPN):

If you ask any manager, they will always look for a young player that they can develop, but there are certain times when you need that experience...If we bring in an experienced player of the right quality, there would be no question of Steven Gerrard getting a boost from it; Luis Suarez, Daniel Agger and the young players would feed off it. That is the importance. If you are going to be up there fighting for titles, you need the right blend.

Sneijder still has the talent to help the squad on the pitch, but he also would provide years of experience of playing the sport at the highest levels.

He has spent years playing in the top leagues of Italy, Spain and Netherlands, plus a lot of time on the Dutch national team. He has what it takes to succeed in the English Premier League, and he can use his knowledge to help the youngsters.

While Liverpool has gotten to a point where it wants to bring in younger players with potential, the former Real Madrid player is someone who could change the trend.

It might be tough to prevent the reported move to Galatasaray, but Liverpool has the money necessary to outbid the Turkish club.

If this squad wants to get back to its historic level, adding Sneijder would help move toward achieving that goal. 

 

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