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Liverpool Forced To Continue Striker Search As Ligue 1 Star Rejects Anfield Switch

Reds still looking for Suarez replacement.

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Liverpool have been forced to continue their search for a new striker after Lyon hit man Alexandre Lacazette spurned the club’s advances to commit his future to his current club, according to the Metro.

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The striker is the latest to be linked with a move to the Reds in recent days, with Newcastle also said to be keen on the 23-year-old.

But with speculation quickly surrounding his future mounting quickly, the striker moved to dispel and rumours regarding his summer plans.

“I’ve made my decision to stay for one year or more,” he said.

Lacazette found the net during this weekend’s Ligue 1 season opener against Rennes, and he carried on from where he left off last term where he bagged 18 goals in 45 appearances for the former dominant force of French football.

There is concern at Anfield that Liverpool have not done enough to replace Suarez and with just five days left to go before the start of the season it is unlikely that they will solve that problem before they come up against Southampton.

The Reds still have Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini to call on against the Saints.

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