Genoa president Enrico Preziosi is convinced of success under new coach Fabio Liverani.
"Liverani? I wanted him as Coach last year," Preziosi told Gazzetta dello Sport. "It is certainly a choice that will bear fruit.
"Renewing Marco would be of great expense to us, but we still want to keep him.
"With Gilardino we are at a standstill at the moment."