Liverpool consider cut-price Italian striker bid

Published 1 Comments

Football News

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is considering a gamble on Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi as he bids to solve his striker shortage in January, reports The People.

The former Manchester United star could be available for a knockdown price, as he continues his recovery from a second knee ligament injury.

Rossi will not be available for selection until March, but that will not deter the Anfield boss from making a bid, with Luis Suarez currently Liverpool's only recognised option up front.

Rodgers might be prepared to take a punt on the Italian international - having already made clear his priority to strengthen in attack in the New Year - in the hope Rossi can help fire the Reds up the Premier League table in the crucial final third of the season.

"We're looking to do business in the striking department in January," the Northern Irishman told talkSPORT over the weekend. "The reality is that there was always going to be a bit of movement this season with the club trying to regain some of their money. This season was always going to be difficult.

"We'll look to do something in the January transfer window, though. There's not going to be wholesale changes in terms of players coming in, that's the reality of where the club is at.

"We're looking to grow over the next six months, we'll get some reinforcements in January and that will support the group who have been magnificent for me so far. Hopefully in the summer we can build again."

Liverpool are believed to have already spoken to Villarreal, who may be forced to sell Rossi to ease their growing cash problems.

The 25-year-old has not played a league game in 13 months, but is still attracting interest from a number of clubs with reports in Italy suggesting Inter Milan have already agreed a deal with the forward.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again