Liverpool FC face desperate battle to land top target Marouane Chamakh

09 February 2010 12:27
Marouane Chamakh[LNB]LIVERPOOL were today facing a desperate battle to get back into the race to land Marouane Chamakh.[LNB]Rafa Benitez has long been an admirer of the Bordeaux striker and made the Morocco international his number one target for the summer.[LNB]Chamakh had become the most sought after Bosman transfer in European football but the Reds had forged their way into the lead for his signature last month.[LNB]The player's advisers had indicated that they wanted Chamakh to move to Anfield ahead of Arsenal but, despite Benitez's best efforts, it appears he is now headed for the Emirates.[LNB]Though Liverpool will keep fighting until the end to convince Chamakh to have a change of heart, it is going to be need a massive turnaround for that to happen.[LNB]Having invested so much time and effort in his attempts to woo Chamakh, missing out on a player who has attracted rave reviews in Ligue 1 would leave Benitez hugely frustrated.[LNB]He was convinced at the end of the transfer window that Liverpool would soon be in a position to announce Chamakh's signing.

Source: Liverpool_Echo