Liverpool back in for Ezequiel Lavezzi

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The Guardian have reported that Liverpool's hopes of signing Ezequiel Lavezzi from PSG have been rekindled, as he continues to become frustrated with his lack of first-team football at the Parc des Princes.

The Argentina international has not made a start yet this season and has played just 49 minutes of football during three substitute appearances in the French champion's first five league games. 

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The 29-year-old is behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edison Cavani in the pecking order. Ibrahimovic has already scored five goals in five games and Cavani has put in some stellar performances to leave the World Cup finalist wondering where his future lies.

The former Napoli forward's contract runs out in 2016, and with negotiations for a new deal not having started Brendan Rodgers could seize the opportunity to finally land his man.

Anfield striker problems

It is known that Rodgers is a fan of Lavezzi and tried to sign him in the summer as he searched to replace Luis Suarez - who joined Barcelona.

Mario Balotelli was eventually brought in as a replacement, but an injury to Daniel Sturridge - whilst on international duty with England - has left Liverpool's striking options looking depleted.

Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini are the three available strikers in the Anfield side, but neither of them are perfectly suited to Liverpool's fast pace style of play and without Sturridge, Rodgers was forced to employ a 4-5-1 against Aston Villa as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at home.

Balotelli, who joined the Kop outfit from AC Milan, has failed to find the net in his first two appearances for Liverpool. Although ex-Swansea boss Rodgers has given his full backing to the Italian, he could be tempted to add Lavezzi - who has scored 23 goals in 94 league games for PSG - to his squad if the opportunity arises.

The magic of the Premier League

There are other clubs around Europe who are interested in acquiring the Argentine's signature, with Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Atletico Madrid all in the fray.

However it is believed Lavezzi will be attracted by the bright lights of the Premier League - a division he is yet to test himself in.

Liverpool could opt to pay a nominal fee in January for the forward - who can play down the left or through the middle - or they could wait to sign him on a free in the summer.

Whatever may happen it would be a fantastic marque signing for Liverpool and Rodgers as he continues to build a squad capable of challenging on domestic and European fronts.

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