Giuseppe Rossi
Rossi scored 16 goals last season but will not be joining Liverpool.

Liverpool are not targeting Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi - the former Manchester United youngster - as a replacement for Luis Suarez, the player's agent has confirmed.

Reports on Thursday suggested the Reds had made an enquiry over the availability of Rossi, who netted 16 goals in 22 games last season.

However, the player's agent Andrea Pastorello has rubbished reports and says Liverpool are not interested in the 27 year old.

"There is nothing between Rossi and Liverpool," Andrea Pastorello told Tutto Mercato Web. "There is absolutely nothing to comment on. Honestly, I don't know anything about this.

"I'm not aware of any offer. This is something that has come from England and nowhere else."

Rossi, who has a reported £28m release clause, spent three years with United, scoring just one goal for the club before joining Villarreal in 2007.

Though his performances won Rossi a move to Fiorentina in the summer of 2012, a succession of serious knee injuries have disrupted his career.

After making Alberto Moreno their eighth signing of the summer on Tuesday, Brendan Rodgers is still seeking a forward to replace Suarez – who has joined Barcelona after scoring 31 league goals for Liverpool last season.

Though the club have signed Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana in an attempt to cover for Suarez, Rodgers continues to be keen to bring in an extra forward.

A deal to sign Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers fell through last month after the French forward, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle United, reportedly failed a medical.

Having made eight additions to his squad ahead of a return to the Champions League and a renewed effort to win the Premier League title following last term's second place finish, Rodgers has hailed the club's re-emergence as a footballing powerhouse.

"That ability to attract top players is great," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

"It's a huge indication of the progress of the club – a really good symbol of where club is at. We have made huge strides in the last couple of years.

"If you're a football player in Europe watching how we played last season and saw our supporters, your reaction would be that you'd want to play in that environment.

"It's the most competitive league in the world and this is one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"It's a team that plays exciting football. I'm happy with the players we have got in, and we'll be set up for an exciting season."