Liverpool use Samuel Eto'o as Balotelli alternative

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Brendan Rodgers is using Samuel Eto'o as a back up for the Mario Balotelli deal it is being reported.

The Daily Mirror claims that Samuel Eto'o has had a medical on Merseyside in case the Balotelli deal falls through. Eto’o left Stamford Bridge this summer after Chelsea released him from his one-year contract.

Throughout his career the Cameroonian striker has played for the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid as well as Inter Milan.

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Disappointing season at Chelsea

Eto’o joined Jose Mourinho’s side in London in the summer of 2013 from Russian side Anji Makhachkala. Eto’o made 21 appearances for Chelsea in the Barlcays Premier League, 5 of these as a substitute.

During his time at Chelsea he scored a disappointing nine goals in the Premier League, three of these in a hat trick against Manchester United in January.

Liverpool show interest in Eto’o

Brendan Rodgers has shown interest in the Cameroonian striker as a replacement after main striker Luis Suarez departed for Barcelona after the World Cup.

Liverpool have apparently offered Eto’o a one year deal to joined the Reds on Merseyside. Anfield is Eto’o’s preferred destination as he wishes to stay in the Premier League with a club that has Premier League football.

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