By ESPNSTAR.com staff
As Rodgers seeks to make his mark on the Liverpool team, the usage of a 4-3-3 tactic as well as the characteristic passing style he implemented while at former club Swansea will likely soon be distinctive of the Reds. However, the manager has realized that the current batch of midfielders at his disposal may struggle to adapt to his desired style of play.
The first midfielder Rodgers has his eye on is one that he is very familiar with. Swansea's Joe Allen broke into the Swans first team thanks to an opportunity afforded to him by Rodgers and he has not looked back since. Despite Allen's current contract running till 2015 and the supposed agreement preventing Liverpool from signing any of the Northern Irishman's previous charges, the Daily Mail reports that the Welsh club will seriously consider any bids as a result of their financial situation.
Believed to also be a target of Tottenham, Allen has been valued at 10 million pounds by Swansea. The Liverpool board are currently mulling over the possibility of meeting the amount, and are hopeful that Spurs' continued interest in Porto's Joao Moutinho will divert their attention away from the Welsh midfielder.
According to The Sun, the second of Rodgers' targets is 'Korean Steven Gerrard' Ki Sung-Yueng. The 23-year old has impressed in Celtic's domination of the Scottish Premier League last season, and has attracted interest from a host of clubs across Europe. The increased competition is unlikely to deter Rodgers, who is believed to be excited by the prospect of pairing up Ki with Gerrard in a midfield displaying vision, technique, long range passing and shooting, as well as amplifying the Reds' threat from set-pieces.