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Liverpool target hints at Barcelona exit

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Liverpool target Javier Mascherano has admitted that he could leave Barcelona this summer. 

The Argentine star, who left the Reds in 2010 for £18.5 million, is ready to leave the Nou Camp - if the club decides they don't need him. 

If Mascherano was to leave the Catalans then Brendan Rodgers may bring the 29-year-old back to Anfield this summer. 

On his future, Mascherano told Spanish newspaper El Pais: "You never know.

"In football, you have to be prepared for anything. There were calls from somewhere else, but no offers.

"There are always doubts. You are at Barcelona and you have to fight for your place. 

"The question is whether you now fight in the same circumstances, as I have have always had to win my starting place throughout my career. It's as it should be.

"If Barca tell me they don't need me, I will be off within a minute."

With Mascherano possibly heading out of the Nou Camp, Barcelona seem interested in a Liverpool player of their own, with Catalans looking towards Daniel Agger to improve their defensive options. 

Recent reports have suggested that the Reds have turned down a £15m bid for their centre-back. 

And Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to keep Agger at Anfield as he prepares his side for the start of the Premier League season.

Liverpool host Stoke City on the opening day of the 2013/14 campaign and will be hoping to improve on their seventh placed finish last term.  

 

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