Dad of seven goals in 12 games striker says his son wants to play for Liverpool

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The father of Nantes striker Filip Djordjevic feels that the Serbian international should aim higher than his current club.

Liverpool already have two superb strikers in their ranks, is there any need for another right now? Probably not, but in two years maybe...?

Well one player who reportedly wants to play for Liverpool in that timescale is Serbian striker Filip Djordjevic.

The centre forward is currently playing for Nantes in France’s Ligue 1 and has been in top form this season, scoring seven goals in 12 appearances for club and country.

That form has seen him linked with moves away from the club in the near future. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, there is no doubt that he could certainly be on his way.

The general expectation in France is that the centre forward will make an internal move. Lyon are believed to be keen on the player as a cost efficient replacement for Bafetimbi Gomis next summer, whose contract also expires at the end of June 2014.

It is a deal that makes sense for all parties, although Nantes are currently out-performing their more illustrious domestic rivals.

Djordjevic recently stated he had no desire to move on from Nantes, as long as the club is ambitious. However, a relative of Djordjevic has revealed a rather interesting tale of his apparent aspirations - in particular a dream to play for Liverpool. His father has stated what he feels the player should be doing with his career:

"No Nantes! He is playing really well, he deserves a bigger club. PSG are too big. There is Marseille, Lille, Lyon. There are two days we talked about laughing and he said maybe Lyon next year, two years, and then Liverpool.’’

It seems these comments are more wishful thinking, a dream if you like of a future career. But could the Serb ever make it to our shores?

He is certainly talented enough. With technical ability that belies his imposing physique he would fit in perfectly in English football.

Whether he is good enough to play for Liverpool remains to be seen, but at the moment only one player has scored more goals in Ligue 1 this term - and that player is Radamel Falcao.

At 26-years-old he is about to enter his prime, and a modest target set for himself of 15 goals this term is well and truly in touching distance, indeed he is halfway there.

So Liverpool in two years? Why not if he keeps up this form?

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