Liverpool set for £10m Lee Cattermole move

18 July 2011 10:54
Liverpool could be preparing a ?10million swoop for Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole who has been shocked to discover John O'Shea has been handed the captain's armband. 

The Black Cats manager Steve Bruce has made the decision to hand O'Shea the armband just days after completing his switch from Manchester United, opening the door for Kenny Dalglish to make another raid on the Stadium of Light.

Bruce could point to Cattermole's woeful disciplinary record last term which pick up ten yellow cards and two red cards whereas O'Shea wasn't cautioned or shown a red card at all last year.

Midfield tussle: Cattermole has been unsettled by the arrival of O'Shea

Sunderland have also bolstered the midfield this summer with Craig Gardner, David Vaughan, Sebastian Larsson and David Meyler all coming into challenge Cattermole's position at the heart of the team. 

He could be reunited Jordan Henderson, who left Wearside to join the Reds last month.

Meanwhile, Liverpool owner John Henry has given misfits Alberto Aquilani and David Ngog hope of extending their Anfield careers.

Captain's job: O'Shea has walked into Sunderland and immediately been handed the armband

Henry has been impressed by the pair while the club have been on a pre-season tour in Asia.

'One missing link last year: Acquilani (sic),' Henry wrote on Twitter. 'Put the ball near Ngog and the goal and it's going in. Too much talk of them somewhere else.'

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Source: Daily_Mail