25 Apr 2016

Anfield-bound? After £8m offer, exciting striker who'd 'like to play for Liverpool' confirms LFC allegiance

Earlier this year, River Plate star Lucas Alario confirmed that he'd 'like to play for Liverpool', and it now appears that the 23-year old striker is a bona-fide LFC fan.

In February, ESPN claimed that Liverpool 'made enquiries' about Alario after scouting him 'regularly' this season.

A few weeks later, Alario told Argentine TV Show TyC Sports:

"Given the choice, I'd like to experience the Premier League, and I'd like to play for Liverpool. I always select them when I play football on the Playstation".

Argentine news portal Infobae then claimed:

* Liverpool contacted River plate in March to discuss a transfer,

* The Reds allegedly made an $8m [£6m] offer, but River Plate are holding out for $12m [£9m].

Well, it's clear that Alario has an affinity for Liverpool FC, and in a weekend interview with Marca, he further noted:

"I have a Liverpool shirt, and I do career mode with that team [on the Playstation]. I really like the color red, I admit".

Some info about 23-year old Alario:

* Centre-forward, who can also play as a secondary striker, or a left-winger. Current contract expires in 2018.

* 18 goals/assists in 26 apps for River Plate (One every 116 mins)

* Dec 2015: Played against Barcelona in the World Club Cup Final.

* Apart from a dislocated shoulder earlier this season, Alario has remained injury free since 2011.

Like Marko Grujic, Alario is cheap, comparatively unknown, and under the radar, which means he fits Jurgen Klopp's (historical) transfer template. A viable option?

Author: Jaimie K

Author: Jaimie K


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