Italian giants line up move for Liverpool midfielder

Lazio are lining up a January move for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano. The Argentine international has found first team opportunities limited this season as Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez continues to pair Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso in the centre of the Reds midfield.

Reports in Italy now claim that Lazio will try and persuade Mascherano to join them once the transfer window opens on January 1st. The 24-year old joined Liverpool back in 2007 after spending a controversial six months at fellow Premier League side West Ham. Since then he has become a real fan favourite at Anfield and I am sure Liverpool fans won't be overly pleased to hear he may be leaving.

The player's agent, Walter Tamer has not ruled out a possible move to the Serie A giants come the new year. I personally feel it would be a real shame to see such a talented player leave the country. I am a bit surprised to have seen so little of him this season, however you can't blame Benitez because Alonso has been terrific this campaign.

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