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Five facts about Liverpool target Andreas Granqvist

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Liverpool have been linked with Genoa defender Andreas Granqvist.

What can we tell you about him?

Here are five facts...

1) Granqvist is 27 and is a full Swedish international with 25 caps to his name.

2) He has already played in the Premier League; In 2007-08 he had a short spell with Roberto Martinez' Wigan Athletic, making 14 appearances.

3) The centre-back has played 10 games for club and country so far this season, including his national side's 2-1 win over the Faroe Islands last night.

4) He played for his country against England at Euro 2012, and was unable to stop Liverpool's Andy Carroll scoring.

5) Granqvist's most eye-catching element of his game is his goalscoring. In Holland with Groningen he became famed for two memorable solo efforts, and in 2010-11 managed to scored 11 goals in 36 games.

Last night he claimed he was 'flattered' by interest from the Reds“I am happy and really enjoy my football at Genoa, but obviously I am also flattered by the interest from the Reds. They are an historic and successful club.”

What do you think, is he good enough for Liverpool and worth £6 million?

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