Scharner keen on Reds move

12 July 2010 08:36
Former Wigan Athletic defender Paul Scharner is hoping to join Roy Hodgson at Liverpool. The 30-year-old Austrian is available on a free transfer after leaving the DW Stadium at the end of the last campaign and is hoping Hodgson's previous interest can lead to a move to Anfield. The new Reds boss tried to sign Scharner during his time as Fulham manager. "Roy Hodgson and Paul Scharner - this is a special relationship," said the player's agent, Valentin Hobel. "Hodgson thinks that Paul's strengths in midfield are better than his attributes in central defence. "Liverpool would be a dream, of course, but we are in contact with several clubs. Because he is a free transfer, he can choose." Meanwhile, striker Nabil El Zhar is looking to leave Anfield this summer after struggling to make an impact at first-team level. "I want to leave Liverpool. I do not play often enough," said the 23-year-old striker. "There are several European clubs interested and I will not close any doors."

Source: ESA