Done Deal – Liverpool Target Signs 5 Years Contract, Will Earn £25,000-A-Week

Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of left back, Luke Garbutt from Everton. According to the Daily Mail, the defender has ended speculation about his future by signing a new five-year contract to stay at Everton.

Garbutt has signed a new long-term contract with the Toffees, thereby squashing Liverpool’s hope of signing the youngster. “Everton left back, Luke Garbutt, 22, has signed a new five-year deal at Goodison Park” (BBC Sport).

The deal was also confirmed on Everton’s official website, clearing any doubt about rumours. The statement from the website was that Luke Garbutt has “committed his future to the club by agreeing a new long-term contract”.

In the January transfer window, Goal confirmed our interest in the Englishman who has the ability to dash forward and attack at any given chance. Anfield boss, Brendan Rodgers also sees Garbutt as one who can genuinely compete with Alberto Moreno for the left back spot in the team

If Liverpool had signed the former Leeds United defender, however, we would have been rest-assured of two capable left backs who can either fight or deputise for each other in case of injury or loss of form on the part of either of them.

This latest development represents a setback for us in our search for more reinforcements in almost every department in our team. Milner, Ings, Bogdan, Firmino, Clyne (almost done) are notable signings (for the midfield, striking, goalkeeping, wing, right back positions respectively) Liverpool have already made this summer.

Just recently, Garbutt was knocked out of the European U-21 championship in Czech republic with his nation, England.

The 22-year old Luke Garbutt who is seen by his club, Everton as a future replacement for first-choice left back, Leighton Baines made ten appearances for the Liverpool-based club last term.

One of the reasons Garbutt snubbed us to pen a new-five year deal with his club might have been because he sees a bright and positive future at Everton and wants to be part of it. “I have grown to have an affinity with the club”, the player confirms further.

A suitable target for Liverpool’s manager, Brendan Rodgers should be Augsburg left back, Baba Rahman.