Anfield side set sights on Argentine flair player.
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Liverpool target Argentine hitman to partner Torres
Lazio forward being considered at Anfield
Lazio’s Mauro Zarate is being linked with a £14m move to Liverpool as the Premier League club seek to supply Fernando Torres with a strike partner.
Zarate is best known in this country for his successful loan spell with Birmingham City in 2008 when he scored four goals for the club despite them getting relegated at the end of the season. City’s demotion meant that a loan extension could not be taken up and the native Argentine ended up at Lazio for whom he started brightly but has found goals harder to come by in the last 18 months. But there is much more to his game than finding the back of the net, namely his ability to carve out chances for team mates, which has prompted interest from Merseyside. (Sportingo)
23 year old Zarate is an intelligent, if not prolific, second striker who works well alongside the more predominant marksman and has been doing that role at Lazio for the past three seasons and has helped the Stadio Olimpico side mount a genuine title challenge this term and has looked good doing so.
The pint sized Argentine has of course tried his luck in the Premier League when he impressed during a loan spell at Birmingham City which helped put the striker on the footballing map and led to a move to the Italian capital.
Liverpool could well do with some more attacking options and Fernando Torres could well do with some help up front and it appears that Lazio have greatly reduced the previously hugely inflated valuation on the former Velez Sarsfield player so maybe now is the time to put in a bid?
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