Is Liverpool’s Dossena set for quick Serie A return?

The News of the World reported over the weekend that Liverpool left back Andrea Dossena could be set for a January move to Juventus or Roma.

The former Udinese man was signed in the summer as a replacement for John Arne Riise, who was shipped off to Roma. However, he hasn’t had the best of times so far, and he admitted as much recently.


Juventus could use some defensive quality and depth for a Serie A title run and the Champions League knockout rounds, but based on need, Roma need defensive upgrades a lot more. Roma were tipped to challenge for the Serie A title this season, but they currently sit in 17th. Defense has been a major issue, as they have let in 18 goals already (17th worst in Serie A).

Whether he lands in Turin or in Rome, he’ll be a relatively low-cost, high-quality solution to either’s needs. There won’t be any issues about knowing the playing style, and if Liverpool do sell in January, it’ll be for less than the 7m they paid for him.

Should Dossena allow himself more time to get settled in England, or are he and Liverpool better off if the club just cut its losses and makes a move in January?