Liverpool reignite interest in England striker

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Liverpool could be about to resume their pursuit of Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, but face competition from QPR for his signature according to the People.

Bent has appeared unhappy at Villa after being dropped to the bench in recent weeks, and was a substitute for Villa’s last game before the international break, a 2-0 defeat against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. The 28-year-old has been replaced as captain by new arrival Ron Vlaar and was also benched for Villa's game against West Brom the week before the Spurs defeat, although he emerged to equalise for his team late on.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for Bent in the past and are now ready to reignite their pursuit of the England international once the January transfer window opens according to the People.

The Merseyside club will have to depend on one striker, Luis Suarez, after Andy Carroll was allowed to leave Anfield in the summer window while new arrival Fabio Borini has been ruled for up to three months with a broken foot.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed today that the club intend to be active in the January window, and now the People report that one potential target could be Bent.

Villa boss Paul Lambert could be persuaded to part ways with Bent, and Liverpool lead the race for his signature.

They could face some competition from QPR who are said to be keen on the former Sunderland and Tottenham forward, although if Liverpool firm up their interest his likely destination would be Anfield.

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