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Marcos Rojo emerges as Liverpool transfer target

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Liverpool are lining up a £12 million bid for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo. The Anfield club are looking for defensive reinforcements after conceding 50 goals last season in the Premier League. 

The Daily Express reports how Rojo is seen as an alternative to Sevilla's Alberto Moreno who Liverpool face competition to land from Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool are known to want a left-back this summer and apart from Rojo and Moreno are looking at Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez and Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand.

It is unknown whether Chelsea would sell to Liverpool - a main rival - even after the loan of Victor Moses, so Rojo is seen as the most attainable target for the Anfield club.

Rojo is currently on international duty in the World Cup with Argentina. He has impressed so far helping Argentina beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in their first game.

The 24-year-old has started to fulfil his promise he showed at Estudiantes and scored four goals in 24 games for Sporting Lisbon last season.

Rojo predominantly plays at left-back but is more than capable playing at centre-back. He has even played as a left wing back for Argentina.

However Liverpool will face competition from Spanish giants Barcelona for Marcos Rojo. Barca are looking for competition for current left-back Jordi Alba.

Rojo may find it hard to turn down Barcelona despite the fact that Liverpool can now offer Champions League football to the Argentine.

Liverpool are chasing a number of left-backs this summer including Ryan Bertrand, Alberto Moreno, Ricardo Rodriguez and now Marcos Rojo. 

After conceding 50 goals last season Marcos Rojo would be a decent signing for Liverpool who need to strengthen the weak left back position.

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