Liverpool to sign Italian superstar to solve striker crisis

Free agent striker Alessandro Del PieroLiverpool could look to free agent, Alessandro Del Piero as a short-term fix to their striker crisis.

Talk Sport report the 37-year-old was set for a move to Sydney FC, but has been contacted by the Reds over a potential move to Anfield.

The Merseyside club have been left embarrassingly short of attacking threats following their failure to sign on a striker on transfer deadline day after the departure of Andy Carroll to West Ham on loan.

Clint Dempsey, a target for manager Brendan Rodgers all summer, ended up at Tottenham Hotspur for just £6 million pounds. While another Liverpool target, Daniel Sturridge, remained at Chelsea.

Failure to sign either player leaves Liverpool with only two senior strikers until January, Fabio Borini and Luis Suarez.

A source close to the legendary Italian told the radio station, “Del Piero originally ruled out a move to the Premier League as only Southampton were interested and he didn’t want to jump from Juventus to the Saints.

“Then Sydney FC came in and started discussing a deal with him as Del Piero wanted a new challenge outside of top-level football. At the last minute Liverpool came in and said, ‘don’t sign yet as we are interested’.

“The situation currently is that he will not sign for Sydney FC whilst he is waiting on an offer from Liverpool.”