Liverpool eye move for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo

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Liverpool are eyeing a summer swoop for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, according to the Mirror.

The 23-year-old has made great strides this season, and has made 19 league appearances for his side to date.

Liverpool are enjoying their best Premier League campaign to date and currently sit in second place - however if they do have any weaknesses it would appear to be at left-back, although youngster John Flanagan did a fine job in the 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

According to the Mirror, Liverpool scouts were present to watch Rojo in action in Sporting's 1-0 win against Porto, and could make a move for him at the end of the season.

Brendan Rodgers can already call upon the likes of Jose Enrique and Aly Cissokho - although the latter is on loan from Valencia and is unlikely to remain at Anfield next season.

The Mirror add however that any deal for Rojo, who is on course to be part of Argentina's squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer, could be complicated for Liverpool because he is part-owned by a third party - which is not allowed in the Premier League.

Liverpool may have some doubts about Rojo and his disciplinary record however in 43 league games for Sporting the full-back has picked up 17 yellow cards and three reds.

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