Brendan Rodgers is apparently keen to bring Carl Jenkinson to Anfield come the end of the season, with the young right-back’s future currently somewhat up in the air, reports The Sun.
The 23-year-old was an excellent back-up to Bacary Sagna last season, and many were mystified when Arsene Wenger opted to send him out on loan to West Ham.
His desire to leave no doubt stemmed from wanting more game time, something he has been afforded plenty of under Sam Allardyce. The young full-back has been excellent at Upton Park this season, and has consequently caught the eye of Rodgers and the Merseyside club.
Ironically, Jenkinson would no doubt have seen plenty of game time had he remained at the Emirates, with Mathieu Debuchy sidelined for almost the entire season with injury. With the emergence of Hector Bellerin however, Jenkinson will likely see himself pushed further down the pecking order if he were to return in 2015/16.
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It would be a shame to see a die-hard Gooner leave, but you can understand that at his age he wants to be playing football.
He is valued at around £7m in the report, which would be a huge return on the minimal fee we originally paid for him. His performances this season would suggest that he is worth a little more however, and if we are going to sell him to a rival then we should certainly be asking for a hefty fee.