Anfield keen on Montpellier forward.
Liverpool are ready to join the race for striker Olivier Giroud as Kenny Dalglish looks to beef up his faltering attacking options. The 25 year old has been in fine form this season, notching up 16 goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances, helping the Montpellier to earn a French national team call-up in the process.
Anfield director of football Damien Comolli has earmarked a move for the 6ft 3in forward and may feel that the in form forward would suit the physical nature of Premier League football. Giroud has had a rather circuitous route to the top, battling in the lower leagues with Tours and Grenoble before showing his ability in the top tier.
Giroud’s form has helped Montpellier to fight for what could prove to be maiden Ligue 1 title as the Stade de la Mosson appear to be the only real challengers to big spending PSG at the top of the table.
Liverpool have only managed 30 goals in 26 matches and far too often have failed to convert their chances leading to a great many dropped points that could well cost the Merseyside a spot in the top four.
Uruguayan Luis Suarez has been a fairly consistent performer but £35m man Andy Carroll has failed to make an impact and with Liverpool’s only other striking options, Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt, are both veterans who work better out in wide roles leading Messrs Dalglish and Comolli to draw up a list of possible additions.
Giroud leads that current list of options and Liverpool are willing to offer £15m for the French international, who netted on his full national team debut away in Germany in midweek.