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'Hope Jurgen and Edwards are watching': Some LFC fans hail Euro 2020 forward's display, once said he'd 'choose' Anfield

Liverpool have one of the most dangerous front lines in the world, but last season they were far from their best.

While Mohamed Salah remained consistent, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino struggled at times.

And Diogo Jota, great as he was for the Reds, sadly spent time on the sidelines due to injury.

If Liverpool wanted to freshen up their attack, they could potentially look at Domenico Berardi.

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The 26-year-old has shone for Serie A club Sassuolo throughout his career.

Berardi has made 291 competitive appearances in black and green, registering 105 goals and 67 assists.

Last season, he grabbed 17 goals and eight assists from just 30 Serie A appearances.

Despite Berardi’s efforts, Sassuolo finished eighth in the table, and at this stage in his career, he could perhaps be looking at a step up.

Berardi is currently on international duty with Italy at Euro 2020.

He started in their opener against Turkey in Rome, lining up on the right side of attack in a 4-3-3.

Berardi played 85 minutes as Italy hammered their opponents 3-0 to set the pace in Group A.

And some Liverpool fans were impressed by the Italian’s efforts.

Who is Domenico Berardi?

Born in the southern Italian town of Cariati in Calabria, Berardi began his career at Cosenza.

He joined their youth academy at the age of 13, before moving to Sassuolo at the age of 16.

Berardi made his senior debut for Sassuolo in Serie B on 27 August 2012, aged 18, in a 3–0 win at Cesena.

He then scored his first professional goal five days later, in a 2–1 home win over Crotone.

Berardi enjoyed a superb maiden season in Sassuolo’s first team, helping them win the Serie B title.

This marked their first ever promotion to Serie A, and they’ve been in the Italian top flight ever since.

Berardi has been with Sassuolo for the entirety of his senior career and is their all-time top scorer.

In 2013, he joined Juventus on a co-ownership basis with Sassuolo but continued to play in black and green.

Two years later, co-ownership of Berardi was resolved in Sassuolo’s favour for around £9million.

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Style of play

In 2014, former Milan and Italy manager Arrigo Sacchi described Berardi as “a player of great talent, a modern footballer who constantly plays with and for the team all over the field.

“Liveliness, intuition, temperament, physical strength, stamina combined with a good technique are his main attributes.”

“I would play for Liverpool”

In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport (12/5/2019), reported by Goal and TMW, Berardi said his ideal move would be to Anfield.

“If an offer arrives, be it from Milan or another club, I will evaluate it with my club,” he said.

“And if I hear that it is the right proposal, to be taken on the fly, this time I will say to Sassuolo: ‘I’ll take it’.

“If I were able to choose, I would play for Liverpool.”

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