Five facts about rumoured Liverpool target Marcos Rojo

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Liverpool have been linked with a swoop for Argentine international defender Marcos Rojo - but who is he?

Liverpool's title credentials were cemented by their superb 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, as two Steven Gerrard penalties and a Luis Suarez goal meant the Reds left Old Trafford with a huge win over their fierce rivals.

But whether Liverpool end up winning the title or not, a return to Champions League football is all but confirmed, which will surely leave manager Brendan Rodgers with more money to spend in the summer, as he will look to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League crown on a regular basis.

There will be a number of positions that Rodgers will look to strengthen at the end of the season, but adding depth to his defence will no doubt be near the top of his list, as questions remain over Daniel Agger's future whilst Glen Johnson has been filling in at left back in Jose Enrique's absence.

It seems that Rodgers may agree with that notion, and has been linked with Sporting Lisbon defender Rojo - but who is he?

1. Rojo signed with Estudiantes as a 10-year-old in 2000, having been born in La Plata, just minutes away from the Estudiantes stadium.

2. He burst onto the scene eight years later, starring for Estudiantes as a youngster, and his impressive displays led to a 2011 move to Spartak Moscow.

3. Having failed to make an impact in Russia, Rojo was snapped up by Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon in 2012 for £3.5m.

4. Whilst just 23-years-old, Rojo already has 20 caps for Argentina and looks set to start for Alejandro Sabella's side at the World Cup this summer.

5. Rojo is a versatile defender, who plays at left back for Argentina but centre back for Sporting - versatility that would be invaluable to Brendan Rodgers.

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