Roma must not sell Miralem Pjanic to Liverpool

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Serie A side Roma must ensure they keep Miralem Pjanic at the club amid reported interest from Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool.

The 24-year-old has become hot property after a series of impressive performances this season, and may look for a new challenge with the Italian club continually beating beaten to the league title by Juventus year after year.

Rodgers spotted

Rodgers was recently spotted in Rome after posing for a picture with a Liverpool supporter outside the Vatican, and could move for him in the summer if the Reds manage to qualify for the Champions League for a second successive year.

Rudi Garcia has transformed Roma’s fortunes after succeeding Luis Enrique in the summer of 2013, but with the club yet to end their wait for a Scudetto could see several big names depart as a result.

Pjanic is a wonderful attacking midfielder with an eye for the spectacular, having grown in stature ever since moving to the Italian club from Lyon way back in the summer of 2011.

He has thrived alongside the likes of Adam Ljajic, Gervinho and Francesco Totti in midfield, having clocked up three goals and five assists in 21 league games to date.

Liverpool interest

With Liverpool beginning to hit top gear for the first time since Luis Suarez’s departure to La Liga titans Barcelona, manager Rodgers is keen to bolster his squad further to ensure they can mount a challenge for the Premier League title next season.

With United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal also vying for a place in the top four, much may depend on whether their second half of the season surge is enough to fire them back to the big time.

Daniel Sturridge is back from injury and raring to go, whilst Mario Balotelli may now embark on a scoring spree after ending his wait for a maiden league goal with the winner in Liverpool’s enthralling victory over Tottenham at Anfield on Tuesday evening.

Gerrard's departure

They are set to be active in the transfer market at the end of the season no matter what, with the priority being to find a sufficient replacement for Steven Gerrard who is set to leave for the MLS after announcing his imminent departure earlier this month.

Pjanic could be the answer, although question marks will inevitably linger over whether or not he has what it takes to excel at one of the world’s biggest clubs.

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