Alessandro Matri
Alessandro Matri in action for Juventus last season. [Reuters]

Liverpool may already be preparing for life after Luis Suarez after enquiring about the availability of Juventus striker Alessandro Matri.

Sky Italia reports that Liverpool contacted the Serie A champions at the start of the week in order to learn whether they would consider parting company with Matri after further bolstering their attacking options.

Despite winning the league title for the second consecutive season, Juventus coach Antonio Conte has decided he needed further attacking options and has already completed deals for strikers Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez.

With Mirko Vucinic, Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella also competing for a starting berth in a forward role, Matri may well become surplus to requirements despite making 35 appearances last season and scoring 10 goals.

Should Liverpool be informed that Matri was available then they may well consider an offer as manager Brendan Rodgers will already be planning for the future without star striker Suarez.

The Uruguay international has indicated his desire to leave the club in order to play Champions League football and is currently the subject of a £35m offer from Arsenal.

Liverpool have rejected two bids from Arsenal and would certainly not want to lose their influential forward to a domestic rival but they will want to have a plan of action in case they receive an offer which is simply too good to turn down.

They have already signed Iago Aspas to strengthen their forward line, but losing the prolific Suarez would be a major blow and Rodgers may well feel the need to sign more than one player to fill the void.

Matri certainly has top level experience having played in the Champions League for Juventus and helping the club win two consecutive league titles. However, with a best return of 13 goals in one season, with Cagliari in 2009/10, it is unlikely he would be a straight replacement for Suarez.

The Italy international is under contract in Turin until 2017 but with so much competition he may well decide he needs to move on in order to secure more regular first team action.