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Liverpool Scout In Form French Ace; Summer Transfer Likely?

by Christian Bailey

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Anfield side hope for goalscoring midfield threat.

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Liverpool are believed to have scouted Montpellier star Remy Cabella as they look to improve their creativity in the final third of the pitch.

The Merseyside club have struggled to convert chances this season, and looking to a man who has come to the fore with a plethora of inspired displays behind Olivier Giroud up front could be a clever move.

Cabella, who is 21 years old, has been a key figure in Montpellier’s shock rise to the top echelon of French football this season, with few predicting the Ligue 1 side to be in a title battle with big spending Paris Saint Germain before the start of the campaign.

Cabella has scored four goals in seven games, with the timing of his runs a key feature in that impressive form.

If Steven Gerrard moves back into a deeper midfield role as expected in the latter years of his career, Cabella could be both an intriguing successor to the England midfielder and a fine foil for Luis Suarez up front.

That could work especially well if Liverpool consider replicating the system they employed under Rafa Benitez with Steven Gerrard playing off Fernando Torres.

Cabella is currently a France U21 international, and big things are expected of him, with some tipping him for the senior squad for UEFA Euro 2012.

Having missed out to Lille in the signing of Nolan Roux, perhaps Liverpool will beat off competition for the transfer of Remy Cabella.

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