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Liverpool Pull Out Of January Loan Deal For Exciting Young Barcelona Attacker

Former Reds manager Kenny Dalglish had previously tried to take the Spanish starlet on loan in the summer of 2012, only to fail in his efforts. 

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Liverpool have no plans whatsoever in taking out-of-favour FC Barcelona forward Cristian Tello on loan for the second half of this season, according to reports in the Liverpool Echo.

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Recent speculation in Spain had claimed that Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers was on the verge of sealing a six-month loan deal for Tello, who has largely found his opportunities to break into the La Liga champions’ first team limited so far in this campaign under new Barca head coach Tata Martino.

In fact, the Spain international has made just the 13 appearances in total in all competitions under the Argentinian this season, 10 of which have come in La Liga, although the majority of those have come via the substitutes’ bench, with Tello having managed to contribute just the one goal and the two assists along the way.

However, despite the Merseyside giants making an inquiry about the possibility of taking the 22-year-old on loan in the January transfer window, it is understood that Reds boss Rodgers has now decided against following up that interest, with the Northern Irishman instead switching his attacking focus elsewhere this month.

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