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New development should see Liverpool revive 2016 interest in striker

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New development should see Liverpool revive 2016 interest in striker

The Serie A striker has netted nine goals for Inter so far this season.

Back in 2016, Liverpool very nearly signed a striker who goes by the name of Mauro Icardi, according to Italian football website, Sport Mediaset.

The Inter Milan manager back then, Roberto Mancini, was prepared to offload his captain and the Reds were reportedly the frontrunners.

Of course, the deal never came to fruition.

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Some news has emerged today that suggests that the world-class talisman could be back on the market again very soon.

According to the Daily Mail, the 25-year-old has been stripped of the captaincy, replaced by Samir Handanovic.

Icardi has worn the strap since the start of the 2015/16 campaign but has been stripped amid a breakdown in talks over a new contract.

This could be an ideal time for Liverpool to reignite their interest.

 

The Reds are on the cusp of claiming their first Premier League crown this season.

A battle with Manchester City is ongoing, but there is a genuine belief that this is their best hope of finally landing the elusive prize.

Icardi’s contract is up at San Siro in 2021 and that could knock millions off his price tag, as Inter surely won’t risk losing such a prized asset for nothing.

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If Jurgen Klopp wants to ensure that this campaign isn’t a flash in the pan; then the Inter talisman is exactly the kind of signing he should be pursuing.

Icardi is an extremely intelligent player and would fit into Liverpool’s current style of play with minimal fuss.

The Reds won’t be the only interested party; although signing the Argentinean would represent a massive coup for the club.

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