Anfield side chase Polish international.
Despite 2001’s £35m signature of Andy Carroll, it’s no secret that Liverpool were keeping tabs on several strikers over the course of the January transfer window.
Although the club failed to make a move for any forward, their interest isn’t expected to wane this summer and Robert Lewandowski has reportedly been added to the shortlist.
The hitman would be expected to cost the Premier League side around £15m but if New England Sports Ventures have proven anything since their takeover last year, it’s that they are willing to invest in their machine in order for it to succeed, and funds could be readily available.
A move for a striker like Robert Lewandowski would make a great deal of sense. Kenny Dalglish invested almost £60m on Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll a year ago and the Scot is unlikely to give up on either of those options and therefore what the Merseyside club could do with is a third option that can keep his first choice pair on their toes.
The 23 year old Borussia Dortmund man has come into his own this term, keeping Lucas Barrios out of the team as the Polish international puts in consistent performances for the Bundesliga title holders. Thus far this season Lewandowski has netted 19 goals in all competitions helping to keep Jurgen Klopp’s side in the hunt for back to back titles.
Currently the only back-up options Liverpool have to call upon, Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt, are both in the latter stages of their careers and are probably more effective out in wide areas.