Anfield club to make move for Stamford Bridge and Etihad Stadium outcasts.
Liverpool will make January moves for Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou and Manchester City winger Adam Johnson.
The Reds have been tracking both players for some time and even made tentaive enquiries over the summer with their respective clubs.
Anfield boss Kenny Dalgish is known to want another striker as back up for Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.
Kalou can play this role but also offers versatility as he often played on the wing for the Blues.
The Ivory Coast international is ion the final year of his contract and even though Chelsea will offer him a new deal it is unknown if the 26-year-old will sign.
Liverpool will test the water with an £8million bid in the New Year and will then let the west London club decide to take the cash or risk losing him for nothing.
Dalglish will also offer up to £18million, but will start the bidding at £14million, for City midfielder Johnson, who has been left out in the cold by manager Roberto Mancini.
Despite promising performances, the 24-year-old has not been able to cement his place in the first-team since his move from Middlesbrough in 2010.
The Liverpool boss is hoping the chance of regular action will convince the England international to move to Anfield and fulfil his undoubted potential.
Their arrivals could herald the end of the road for Maxi Rodriguez and Dirk Kuyt.
The veterans do not fit in with Liverpool’s new philosophy of young talent and could be sold to generate transfer funds and free up space on the wage bill.
Maxi has been linked with clubs in Spain and in Argentina, while Kuyt is the subject of a £13million bid from Inter Milan.