Liverpool will not be signing Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato in the January transfer window, according to Goal.com.
Reports over the weekend suggested that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was set to make the forward his first signing on Merseyside as Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade seemingly confirmed that Liverpool had an agreement in principle to secure the player's services.
When discussing the future of Pato, De Andrade told Tutto Mercato Web: "There is an agreement in principle with Liverpool for the transfer in the coming weeks. Pato had long expressed a desire to return to Europe."
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However, according to Goal.com, Liverpool are not exploring the possibility of bringing the 26-year-old to Anfield in the next transfer window.
Pato, who is currently out on loan at Sao Paulo until December, has enjoyed his fair share of success in the game, but has never quite come to prominence on the European scene.
But Liverpool are in need of a new striker. Perhaps Pato isn't the right man, but Klopp shouldn't rest on his laurels ahead of the opening of the January window.
Unfortunately, his forwards have all had their problems recently; Danny Ings may not play again this season, Daniel Sturridge has struggled on the injury scene for well over a year now while youngster Divock Origi still appears to be learning the game.
Summer signing Christian Benteke has made a decent start to life at Liverpool, but he's also failed to maintain his fitness. Klopp certainly has to address his side's problem in attack.
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