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Liverpool Plan £5m January Transfer Swoop For Celtic Star

by Leroy Paine

Celtic Samaras

Celtic star set for shock Anfield move.

Liverpool are planning to make a £5million swoop for Celtic striker Georgios Samaras.

The Greece international has impressed during the Scottish side’s run to the last 16 of the Champions League, scoring against Barcelona, Benfica and Spartak Moscow.

And Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers sees him as the solution to his attacking problems, with only Luis Suarez proving potent up front.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Samaras has scored three times in five UEFA Champions League appearances for Celtic this season, and any striker who scores in Camp Nou is sure to be noticed.

However, as impressive as Samaras has been in Europe, his domestic form doesn’t make quite such flattering reading, as he has just a single goal in the Scottish Premier League.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers would presumably see Samaras as a potential focal point to the Reds’ attack, as though he is a similar build and height to Andy Carroll – discarded by Rodgers at the beginning of the season – he is a far more mobile player.

Samaras is quick enough to play on the wing when required, though he is more likely to bring Emile Heskey’s performances there to mind than those of John Barnes.

Indeed, as brilliant as Samaras can be, he is also arguably the most frustrating player to watch in the world.

At £5m, he might be worth the gamble, but the 27 year-old has equal capacity to be both hero and villain at Anfield.

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