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  • Soccer: Why Liverpool Are Chasing This Exciting Goal Scorer - Sign H

    March 28 2013

    As reported in talkSPORT's transfer rumours section, Shakhtar Donetsk
    could struggle to hold on to yet another one of their stars this
    summer, with Liverpool now linked with a move for attacker Henrikh
    Mkhitaryan. As Brendan Rodgers ponders a move for the goalscorer,
    talkSPORT's Transfer Spotlight has the latest...

    Name: Henrikh Hamleti Mkhitaryan Date of birth: 21 January, 1989
    Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia Position: Second striker Club: Shakhtar
    Donetsk Honours: Ukrainian Premier League (x2), Ukrainian Cup (x2)
    International appearances: 36 (Armenia)

    What's the latest?

    Mkhitaryan has been at Shakhtar since 2010, but after achieving
    virtually everything he can at the club by winning the Ukrainian
    League and Cup, he now says he is ready to move on to a major European
    League. Liverpool are believed to be keen on bringing him to Anfield.

    Did you know?

    1) Mkhitaryan's career started off at Pynik FC in his native Armenia.

    His time there was fruitful, with four league title wins along with
    a domestic cup part of his trophy haul. In his final season with the
    team in 2009, he scored an astounding 13 goals in 13 games.

    2) The attacker made the move to Metalurh Donetsk in 2009, and scored
    a respectable 14 goals in 28 appearances during his first season
    there. By August 2010, he had done enough to catch the attention of
    the big guns, with Shakhtar signing him for 4.9m.

    3) The Armenian made his Champions League debut in September 2010
    against Sporting Braga, and it proved to be a year of unprecedented
    success, with Shakhtar winning the Ukrainian League, Cup and Super Cup.

    4) Mkhitaryan continued to excel in his second year with the Ukrainian
    giants, scoring 11 goals from midfield and being voted player of the
    season by the club's fans. This year, his goals tally has soared to
    20 in all competitions, with 18 of those strikes coming in the league.

    That may explain why he is keen to find new challenges.

    5) The Shakhtar man made his Armenia debut against Panama in January
    2007, and to date, his 10 goals for his country makes him their second
    highest goal scorer of all time.

    He says "For every player it's a dream to play for the strongest clubs
    in the world. I'll do everything possible to move to a different team
    this summer."

    Video evidence