Which big-money PSG star should Liverpool target to replace Suarez?


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly eyeing Paris Saint-Germain duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani.

Liverpool kicked off the new season with a 2-1 win over Southampton at Anfield on Sunday. Raheem Sterling's opener was cancelled out by a Nathaniel Clyne goal after the half time break, but Daniel Sturridge stole all three points with a late goal - continuing the form he showed last season.

Some have suggested that England international Sturridge can be the man to replace the goals of Uruguayan international Luis Suarez, and he did that idea no harm with a poachers goal against the Saints this weekend. However, forwards continue to be linked with a move to Merseyside, suggesting that manager Brendan Rodgers is still looking for a new face.

Replacing Suarez's 31 goals will be difficult after the Uruguayan completed a blockbuster £75m switch to Barcelona earlier this summer, and with money still left to spend even after Liverpool's signing spree this summer, a move for a world class striker should still be on the agenda.

Whilst Monaco's Colombian hitman Falcao continues to be a rumoured target, two Paris Saint-Germain stars have been linked with the club this month - Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi and his former Napoli team mate Edinson Cavani - but which one would be the player to replace Suarez on Merseyside?

Lavezzi, 29, established himself as one of the most dangerous players in Europe during his time with Napoli, but has scored just 23 goals in 90 games for PSG - and his refusal of a new contract means that he's almost certainly set for the exit this summer.

Meanwhile, 27-year-old Cavani has had a difficult time in France so far. Whilst he's hit a superb 26 goals in just 44 games for Laurent Blanc's side, Cavani has largely been used as a winger in order to allow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play as a lone striker - much to his displeasure.

A number of Premier League teams have been linked with making a move for Cavani and in doing so, allowing him to play as a centre forward again - teams such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

With goals needed to replace Suarez, it's clear that Cavani is the clear leader. Lavezzi would certainly be easier to sign given the ongoing contract row between club and player, but Cavani's ability to play up front and out wide if absolutely needed to - just like Suarez did for Liverpool - makes him perfect for the Reds.

His high energy and commitment to defensive work means he'd fit well in Liverpool's high pressing, whilst his relationship with Suarez from Uruguayan international duty could give the Reds the upper hand over their rivals in the chase to sign Cavani.

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