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Liverpool transfer gossip
Liverpool are reportedly ready to pounce for the signing of Juventus striker Carlos Tevez this summer as he considers his future in Italy, according to the Daily Express.
The experienced Argentine scored 29 goals in 2014/15 to help Juve to a fourth consecutive Serie A title win, as well as to a place in the Champions League final, where they were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona.
Tevez looks an ideal signing for Liverpool at this stage, with manager Brendan Rodgers in need of recruits up front after losing Luis Suarez to Barca last summer, and with Daniel Sturridge spending so much of the season out injured, playing only 17 times in total.
Meanwhile, last summer’s signings, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert, scored just two league goals between them this term, with Rodgers easily identifying this position as an area of weakness in his first-team squad, with departing midfielder Steven Gerrard actually finishing as the club’s top scorer in the league with nine goals.
Tevez has previously starred in this country, winning Premier League titles with both Manchester United and Manchester City, and also proving a stand-out performer for West Ham United as they survived relegation in the 2006/07 season.
Although now 31 years old, the energetic forward could still have plenty to offer to the Reds in attack, showing no sign of slowing down with his fine performances for Juventus this season.
Additional claims in the Metro suggest that the former United star is ‘desperate’ to leave Turin in this summer’s transfer window, though it remains to be seen where his next destination will end up being.