Liverpool turn to Ezequiel Lavezzi after Edinson Cavani snub

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Liverpool are back in action this weekend but that hasn't stopped the rumours about their January transfer activity.

The Reds splashed some serious cash over the summer and look set to do the same in the new year. After losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona they tried to remodel their squad to cope with the demands of playing in Europe once more - but so far it's not been a success.

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Liverpool currently sit down in ninth place in the Premier League - and it seems as though Brendan Rodgers already has one eye on the January window. According to the Express they're looking to make a move for Ezequiel Lavezzi of Paris Saint Germain after giving up hope of signing his team-mate Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan has been linked with Liverpool as well as Chelsea and Manchester United, but it seems as though he's staying put at the Parc des Prince. Lavezzi was tracked by Liverpool over the summer but they will go back in for him in the new year, with PSG apparently open to letting him leave.

Rumour Mill

Elsewhere on the rumour mill, Divock Origi could be on his way to Liverpool in January. He signed for the Reds over the summer and was meant to stay with Lille for the current campaign, but now his move could be brought forward to the winter window.

The young Belgian, who impressed at the World Cup, could be drafted in in order to add some more firepower to the Reds attack, with Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli struggling for form and Daniel Sturridge hindered by injury. Liverpool may have to fork out an additional fee however.

Peas in a pod

Mario Balotelli has compared Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to Italian legend Andrea Pirlo. Balotelli believes the pair share the same technical abilities and he adds that Brendan Rodgers will have trouble replacing him when he eventually retires.

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