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Liverpool target wants Champions League football.

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Liverpool could be boosted in their pursuit of in-form Lazio winger Antonio Candreva as the player has revealed his desire to play in the Champions League, according to the Daily Express.

The Reds are in the market for a new signing on the flanks this summer after a disappointing season from on-loan Chelsea man Victor Moses, and Candreva is believed to be among their main targets in the transfer market.

The 27-year-old had a highly impressive campaign with Lazio in 2013/14, registering 12 goals and six assists in Serie A to attract interest from a host of top clubs.

Candreva’s fine form also saw him earn a call-up to the Italian national team for this summer’s World Cup, and he made an impression in his country’s opening Group D fixture against England, showing great skill and vision to assist the winning goal for Mario Balotelli.

Although Candreva won’t come cheap, he may prove a more realistic option for Liverpool than their other main target Adam Lallana, with Southampton holding out for around £30m for the England international.

Liverpool’s success in securing Champions League football for next season should give them a boost in their pursuit of Europe’s best talent, with Candreva admitting he hopes to be playing in Europe’s top club competition next year.

“A player’s ambitions are to do good things and to play at the best clubs and to play in the Champions League,” he said.

“I hope to play a good World Cup, then I’ll be happy about what will happen.”

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