Another story that appeared on social media yesterday but failed to go any further concerned Tottenham’s centre half Steven Caulker. Those reports suggested that former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers was set to make the defender his first signing at Liverpool but as soon as the Harry rumours appeared, the reports vanished.
There is no follow up this morning but to many Spurs fans this would be a concern. Caulker impressed while on loan with Rodgers at Swansea last season and his career seemed to be following a similar progression to that of Kyle Walker. Like Walker, there is still an opportunity for the player to step in as first choice in his position for 2012/13 but what happens now?
The appeal of travelling to Merseyside to play under a manager he knows must be hard to resist, particularly if first team football is on offer. Whether there is any truth to this or if it’s idle gossip, it may force Spurs to give Caulker his chance – after all, if he’s good enough to play for Liverpool’s first team at present then surely he’s good enough for us?