Liverpool are weighing up a summer bid for Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse, according to Sport 1.
Jurgen Klopp is set to bring in attacking reinforcements this summer, adding depth and quality to his squad in the process.
With Daniel Sturridge set to leave the club and Divock Origi’s future still up in the air, fresh faces are required.
Kruse has emerged as a surprise candidate for the Reds to sign, with Bayern Munich also eyeing up a move for the 31-year-old.
The veteran striker will leave Werder Bremen when his contract expires next month.
Kruse has scored 11 goals in the Bundesliga this season, as well as racking up nine assists.
Capable of leading the line but also dropping deeper as a false nine or a No.10, his versatility could appeal to Klopp.
With Roberto Firmino the undisputed first choice for Liverpool up front, someone of Kruse’s ilk could prove to be a shrewd signing.
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Werner’s future continues to be up in the air, amid interest from a host of clubs.
Liverpool are believed to be one of them and he would be an excellent signing, bringing goals and work-rate to the squad.
It is unlikely to happen, but Icardi would be a hugely exciting purchase.
The Inter Milan striker could leave this summer, but he will cost a small fortune.
Gomez has excelled at Celta Vigo this season and a move to Liverpool has been mooted.
His style of play is perfect for what Klopp requires and a transfer cannot be completely ruled out.
Chelsea have also been linked.
Jota enjoyed a superb campaign for Wolves, but could a move away be on the cards?
He would be a shrewd addition to the Reds’ squad, but their Premier League opponents are unlikely to sell.
It may be a move that would surprise many, but in terms of being a strong back-up to Firmino, Vardy could tick a lot of boxes.
A potentially dangerous substitute who still has plenty of quality, Liverpool could make worse signings.
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