Rumours around Merseyside are rife that Javier Mascherano is in Liverpool holding talks with officials regarding a sensational £15m return to Anfield.
Liverpool are looking to boost their midfield in the second half of the season after the inspirational Lucas was ruled out for a year with a cruciate ligament injury.
Mascherano left Liverpool for Barcelona in 2010 for a monster £22m fee but his career hasn’t really gone the way he had hoped, this is despite winning the Champions League last season where he played as at centre-back in the final against Manchester United.
He is known as a ball-winning centre-midfielder by trade but has not really been given a chance in that position due to the form of Sergio Busquests.
That has been the main problem for the Argentinian-international, and he is keen to get back playing regular first-team football again before his career comes to a close.
He still has a real love for Liverpool and dedicated that Champions League victory over United to the fans that had taken him to their hearts in a fruitful three year spell.
The Barcelona midfielder has a close association with Kia Joorabchian, who is also allegedly keen to get the Argentine back to England as he feel the style of football in Britain suits his player more than it does in Spain.
Liverpool have yet to confirm, or deny, the reports that Mascherano is in the country discussing a move but if this deal could be completed before Tuesday’s transfer window closes then it would be a huge signing for Liverpool as they look to climb back towards the Champions League qualification places in the Premier League