Liverpool linked with shock move

Liverpool have once again been linked with a shock move for Barcelona striker David Villa who is no longer guaranteed of first team place at the Nou Camp according to the Daily Mirror.

The Reds were interested in the Spanish striker when he left Valencia in 2010 but Barcelona was understandably the international hit-man’s preferred destination.

However with Lionel Messi now taking up a more central role and Alexi Sanchez, Thiago, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro now battling with Villa for a place in the side, it may be time that the deadly striker moves on.

The Catalan giants forked out £40million for Villa who was considered the best striker in the world at the time, becoming the heart of the Spain front line along with impressing in a struggling Valencia side. Villa is 30 next week and knows that a new batch of youngsters are coming though at both Barcelona and in Spain overall that could put his place in jeopardy.

Liverpool are the only club to make any noise about the striker and England would be a fresh challenge for him to play in a side that had such a Spanish influence a few years ago and is still host to a few of the national side players.

Andy Carroll has failed to impress at Anfield and Luis Suarez has to do the work of two players as his side look to push into the European places this season.

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