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Liverpool Boss Hopes Closes Ties to Barcelona Will Help Secure Ambitious Deal to Sign Quality Attacker

Anfield side hopeful of signing Nou Camp forward.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has set his sights on Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez according to talkSPORT.

The Anfield boss hopes his close ties to the Catalan club will help in his pursuit of a player who has failed to make a significant impact since his move to Barcelona 18 months ago.

Rodgers spent time studying Barcelona’s training methods and the club’s infrastructure and hopes his connections with the La Liga giants could give him a good shot at luring the 24 year old to Merseyside, with Juventus also said to be keen on the Chilean attacker.

Sanchez had a decent first term at Barcelona but has managed just one La Liga goal this season and could be offloaded to make way for new talent to help support Lionel Messi in the Barcelona attack.

Alexis Sanchez cost Barcelona £33m when they brought the Udinese man to the club in July 2011 and though he managed 15 goals in his first season he has failed to make a consistent impact and has thus been sharing attacking duties with the likes of David Villa, Pedro and Cristian Tello.

Rodgers may well feel the need to beef up an attack that still relies heavily on Luis Suarez, even after the signing of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea last month. Any interest in Sanchez may well also come as a result of a poor first season at the club from Italian Fabio Borini.

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