Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano wants the Reds to sign his Argentina team-mate Carlos Tevez.
The forward's future is in question as he has come to the end of his lease arrangement at Manchester United, who are reluctant to pay a quoted price of around Â£25 million to make the deal permanent.
"I hope we can count on him," he told Radio La Red in Argentina. "Because of the type of player Carlos is, he would be great for us."
He added: "However, it will be a tough fight because so many clubs are interested in him."
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