Liverpool plotting double transfer swoop for midfield general & international striker

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Jurgen Klopp has reportedly identified two Fiorentina players as possible January signings as he looks to remould the Liverpool squad.

Gazzetta dello Sport [via the Mirror] have reported that the Reds are keen on signing Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Suarez, both of whom have struggled to assert themselves this season under Paulo Sousa.

The ex-Queens Park Rangers manager is overseeing a fine campaign in Tuscany, with the Viola sitting second in the Serie A table during the winter break.

Fiore are only one point behind leaders Inter Milan, and two ahead of fourth-place Juventus. As such, they are firmly in the midst of the title race as we approach the halfway point of the season.

Suarez and Rossi have been peripheral figures, the latter—who has endured repeated injury nightmares in recent seasons—has managed just four starts (and three substitute appearances), while Suarez has made only eight showings, of which only four have been starts.

The 28-year-old Spaniard only moved to the club from Atletico Madrid last year, but has wholly failed to establish himself in Sousa’s plans.

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Suarez could offer the kind of authority and presence in midfield to go some way to replacing Steven Gerrard, who departed in the summer, while former Manchester United striker Rossi—if he can stay fit—could be an upgrade on Christian Benteke, who has managed only six goals in 17 league appearances since moving to Anfield from Aston Villa during the summer.

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