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Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino is fully focused on playing well in Serie A insists his agent, despite speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool.

Skysports.com reports how the 29-year-old Italian international is under contract with La Viola until 2013, but has attracted attention from a host of European clubs after scoring nearly 60 goals in his four-year spell at Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is a known admirer of Gilardino's, and is reportedly considering an attempt to bring him to Anfield when the transfer window reopens in January.

However, according to the player's representative Beppe Bozzo, Gilardino is thinking only about making his comeback for Fiorentina as he continues his recovery from the fractured tibia he suffered in September.

"Alberto is recovering from injury and currently has only one thought," he told calciomercato.it. "To do well in the Fiorentina jersey and please the fans with many goals."

Liverpool have spent big since Dalglish's return to Merseyside, breaking the club's transfer record to secure the services of £35million striker Andy Carroll in January.

The Reds also signed South American starlet Luis Suarez in the same window, and further strengthened their forward line with the deadline-day capture of Craig Bellamy in August.

But a lack of goals for Liverpool so far this term has prompted Dalglish to consider further attacking reinforcements when the transfer window reopens in the New Year - and Gilardino is believed to be high on his list of priorities.

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