Liverpool interested in exquisite international playmaker; Reds scout checks on PSG attacker

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Liverpool are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore, according to reports in France.

France Football have reported that the Reds are keeping tabs on the Argentine attacking midfielder, with the club’s chief scout Kevin Hunt casting an eye over the 26-year-old during a recent trip to Paris.

While few could doubt Pastore and his exquisite playmaking skills, the midfielder is coming to the end of a troubled season, one that makes his exit from the Parc des Princes fairly feasible.

The international has been regularly injured this term and as such, has found himself on the peripheries of the PSG side and sidelined for long spells.

He initially took his time to adapt to life in the French capital after moving from Palermo in 2011, but steadily emerged as a key performer during his five years in Paris.

The Cordoba-born star has won four titles with the Ligue 1 giants, with the first coming in 2013, and the most recent coming this season.

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However, Pastore has only featured 15 times in the league this season—of which only 10 have been starts—and while his return of five assists and two goals is admirable, his fitness concerns ought to strike a note of caution with Jurgen Klopp, regardless of what Hunt feeds back to the German coach.

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