Anfield side keen on FC Twente forward.
Liverpool are said to be readying a bid for FC Twente striker Luuk De Jong as Kenny Dalglish looks to bring in striking support this month. The Dutch international has been tracked by the Merseyside club for a number of months and Anfield director of football Damien Comolli has scouted the youngster ahead of a bid for his services.
The rangy forward has been in fine form this season, netting 10 goals in 12 Eredivisie matches, and has become a regular member of Bert Van Marwijk’s Dutch national team set-up as a result.
The Swiss born striker helped FC Twente to a domestic title triumph in his first season at the club following his move from De Graafschap and has since been a regular in Enschede based side’s first team, scoring on a regular basis and becoming a consistent target man who is now being linked with interest from across Europe.
Liverpool are keen to bring in attacking options in January but appear more likely to bring in youthful supporting options over big name signings, who’s arrival could deal a severe blow to the confidence of £35m signing Andy Carroll, who is yet to make an impact at the Merseyside club.
Dalglish and Comolli are looking to continue their policy of making youthful signings that help in the club’s long term plans and will hope to tempt De Jong with a move to the Premier League where he will join national team-mate Dirk Kuyt.
The 6ft 2in 21 year old may also feel that a high profile move to Liverpool could only assist in his pursuit of a place in the Dutch squad for the forthcoming Euro 2012 finals.