Forgotten forward set to make stunning Anfield switch.
Liverpool could move for former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi in January as they bid to resolve their striker shortage.
Reds forward Fabio Borini is likely to be out of action until March with an ankle complaint, leaving Luis Suarez as the only fit striker.
Suarez is a brilliant player on his day of course, but only found the target once with his ten shots against Reading – and did not manage to score.
Indeed, Suarez’s ten shots without scoring in that game has not been matched by any player in Europe, and he has had more shots off target on his own than Sunderland.
Giuseppi Rossi’s goalscoring record is clear to see. In 136 La Liga games for Villarreal, the Italy international scored 54 goals – and certainly held his own in UEFA Champions League and Europa League too.
Whilst Rossi’s quality is not in doubt, the issue for Liverpool of course, is whether his fitness can be relied upon. The 25 year-old hasn’t played since October 2011, after suffering cruciate ligament injuries to his right knee.
Would he be worth a gamble in January? Given Villarreal’s poor finances, they could well sell at a low price, or even accept a loan offer.
Would his former relationship with Manchester United matter to Liverpool fans?
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