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Liverpool To Move For Dutch Benchman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

by Dan Kilpatrick

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Rogers wants more firepower.

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Liverpool are interested in signing Schalke’s Klass-Jan Huntelaar and are prepared to offer £18 million for the striker.

The Dutchman, who boasts Real Madrid, AC Milan and Ajax amongst his former clubs, is one of Europe’s most lethal marksmen after smashing home 37 times in 56 Bundesliga games for the German club.

The 28-year-old also has a stunning 31 goals in 55 games for the national team but has been benched for the Netherlands two Euro 2012 Group B defeats so far, with Arsenal’s Robin van Persie favoured.

Huntelaar has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham all mentioned as potential suitors in the past.

Liverpool now look set to make a move, after new manager Brendan Rogers identified the need for increased firepower up-front.

The Reds already have £58 million combo Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll on their books but managed 47 Premier League goals last season as they finished as dismal 8th, behind rivals Everton and 17 points off a place in the top four.

Rogers is desperate for a pure finisher and believes he can tempt the forward to give up Champions League football with Schalke to sign on at Anfield.

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