Brendan Rodgers spotted in Italy - was he scouting Miralem Pjanic?

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Brendan Rodgers has reportedly spent the past few days in Italy on a scouting trip, with Roma star Miralem Pjanic believed to be the object of his affections. 

The Liverpool boss immediately left Anfield after their victory against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday and headed directly to Rome. Pjanic has been linked with Liverpool in the past and could have been the reason behind Rodgers' visit.


The 24-year-old is valued at around £25 million and has made 29 appearances this season scoring three goals and collecting five assists. 

In Rodgers absence, assistant manager Colin Pascoe held Liverpool’s post-game press conference and failed to give anything away about the trip.


"He had to get off sharpish after the game for a meeting in Europe," Pascoe said. “It is a club matter and none of your business."

However, Rodgers was spotted outside the Vatican after a fan took a 'selfie' with the Liverpool boss. 

The Bosnian has 56 caps for his country and is still only 24-years-old. He also spent time at French giants Lyon before joining Roma for around £8million in 2011.


Pjanic is a technical player who can create and score goals. His creative spark could work perfectly with Daniel Sturridge when the England star makes his full return from injury.

Liverpool's summer signings of Adam Lallana and co have recently started to click pushing the Reds up the Premier League table. With the addition of the Roma star, Rodgers' side could make a real push for the top six. 

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