West Ham’s are set to up their efforts to create a full-scale working model of Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish with a bid for Stewart Downing.
Having already spent £15m to bring Anfield flop Andy Carroll to the club, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is considering bringing in Downing to provide Carroll with some of the ammunition he failed to supply during their time together at Liverpool.
The 28-year-old was a £20m Dalglish signing in July 2011. The Reds would have to take a massive hit on that if they decide to sell their winger, and that would follow the £20m they’ve already lost on Carroll’s transfers.
Liverpool supporters will presumably now be praying that Jordan Henderson has also caught Allardyce’s eye.