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Liverpool closes in on striker Rodriguez

other Updated: Jan 08, 2010 18:39 IST

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Liverpool is closing in on signing Atletico Madrid striker Maxi Rodriguez in the January transfer window.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez said Friday that the deal is "more or less agreed" for the Argentina international. Benitez says that "now it's for Atletico and the player to talk and see what happens."

The Premier League club is desperate for another striker, with its reliance on injury-prone Fernando Torres for goals seeing the Reds slump to seventh in the standings.