Richards could swap the Etihad for Anfield

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Micah Richards

Micah Richards’ career at Manchester City could be coming to an end in the summer with a move to Anfield on the cards.

According to the Daily Mirror the 24-year-old is high on the wanted list of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers who is looking to replace Jamie Carragher.

Richards suffered a knee injury early in the season and has been on te sidelines for five months. He has had to watch as his team have surrendered their title to rivals Manchester United without much of a fight.

Earlier in the season he had complained that boss Roberto Mancini had altered the team formation and said it was confusing for the players. Mancini was unimpressed by his player’s public comments and suggested that real quality players would be able to cope with a tactical change.

Replacement for Carragher

Liverpool are looking for a defender as club legend Jamie Carragher is retiring at te end of the season and Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel have both been linked with moves away from the club.

Richards fits Liverpool’s profile as a young British star could be part of a successful era at Anfield for many years to come.

When Richards broke through to the City first team seven years ago it looked as though he was destined to be a mainstay in the Engand team for the next decade. However, his international career stalled under Fabio Capello and he is yet to play for his country under new boss Roy Hodgson.

However, if he plays regular first team football next season he will feel he has the ability to fight his way back into the England squad in time for the World Cup finals in Brazil.

Richards’ situation is also being monitored by Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Real Madrid. City would like the defender to stay and will not lt him leave for less than £15m.

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