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4th Oct, 2016 | 9:26am

Euro giants eye swoop for Liverpool fringe player - report

By Harvey Byrne

Juventus will look to sign Liverpool forward Divock Origi if Mario Mandzukic leaves the club, according to a report.

Italian news outlet Calcio Mercato has claimed that the Croatian forward may leave Serie A to fly into the Premier League and that Juventus have the 21-year-old Reds attacker in their sights to replace their striker.

The report also states that the Serie A giants have Origi’s team-mate Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud as alternatives to the Belgium international.

Origi completed a move to Anfield in the summer of 2014 in a £10million deal following a successful World Cup campaign with his country.

He has three years remaining on his current deal and has made seven appearances for the Reds in all competitions in the new campaign scoring two goals.

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However, he faces tough competition to get a regular place in the Liverpool line-up with Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge currently battling over the striker role, while Danny Ings is also playing in the Under-23s.

Liverpool have been in impressive attacking form this season with 18 goals from seven appearances and the Reds are currently sat in fourth place.

In other Liverpool transfer news, Daniel Sturridge might need to start looking for a new club if he cannot force his way into the Reds team after the international break.