Luca Antonelli: My dream is to play for Liverpool

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Genoa captain Luca Antonelli has revealed that his dream is to play for Premier League giants Liverpool, due to the Merseyside club's Anfield stadium being like his current home at the Luigi Ferraris.

The 27-year-old has been at Genoa since completing his move from Serie A rivals Parma back in 2011, and since then he has gone on to make over 50 appearances for the club.

However, his time at Genoa has been hampered with serious injury problems, including this season, but that still doesn't stop him of dreaming about a big move to England and the Premier League.

Genoa paid just over £5.5 million for Antonelli three years ago, and since then he has gone on to captain the side, and he is one of the main reasons behind their impressive start to the 2014/2015 campaign.

After 13 games, Genoa are sat fourth in the Serie A table, level on points with Rafael Benitez's Napoli. Genoa have won six of their first 13 games, drawing five and losing just two.

So far, their impressive season has seen them beat teams like; Lazio, Parma, Udinese and even last year's champions Juventus, but they face an uphill battle of keeping hold of their captain.

In a recent interview, Antonelli stated: "My dream is to one day play for Liverpool," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. “Anfield is like the Luigi Ferraris, their stand is similar to the Gradinata Nord.

“But I am still young, there will be time to talk about this again.”

Brendan Rodgers is in the market for new defenders, with his side still leaking goals at the back, but it's believed that the Genoa skipper isn't one of the names on Rodgers' wish-list.

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