The 30-year old signed from Atletico Madrid in January 2010 and has made 52 appearances for the club. He enjoyed a prolific end to the season but could leave Liverpool as the club look to reduce their wage bill. Former club Newell’s Old Boys look like favourites for the player’s signature providing the two clubs can agree terms for the release of his contract which still has 2 years to run.
Liverpool have already signed Jordan Henderson and are expected to move for Blackpool’s Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing of Aston Villa. However, manager Kenny Dalglish must first clear the wage bill of high earners such as Joe Cole and Christian Poulsen whilst the future of Alberto Aquilani is still to be decided.
The Argentinean left Newell’s Old Boys for Spanish side Espanyol in 2002. After 3 seasons with Espanyol he moved to Atletico where made 145 appearances in 4 and a half years before his switch to England. He also has 45 caps for Argentina to his name and was a part of then-coach Diego Maradonna’s squad for the World Cup last summer.