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Liverpool Target Eredivisie Goal Machine as Brendan Rodgers Looks to Strengthen Attack

by Steven Constable


Anfield side express interest in Icelandic striker.

Liverpool have reportedly taken a keen interest in Heerenveen striker Alfreo Finnbogason after an extensive scouting mission to assess the Icelandic international.

Brendan Rodgers had been monitoring the progress of the 23 year old striker during his time at Swansea City after his goal-scoring exploits during a loan spell at Helsinborgs led to a growing interest in the prolific forward. A move to the Eredivisie followed in the summer and the Reykjavik born marksman has gone from strength to strength during the current campaign.

Finnbogason opened his account with a home brace against reigning champions Ajax and hasn’t looked back since, netting 16 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions.

Liverpool successfully brought in Oussama Assaidi from Heerenveen over the summer and may feel they can tempt Marco Van Basten’s side to accept an offer for Finnbogason, who no doubt find the possibility of a move to Anfield very enticing.

Though Liverpool have earmarked moves for more established well known attackers to help boost an strike-force that currently single-handedly relies on Luis Suarez for goals, Rodgers is having to work with a transfer budget far reduced from that handed to predecessor Kenny Dalglish.

Rodgers may feel that an in-form striker like Finnobogason could provide the Merseyside outfit with a cost-effective back-up option that the club could desperately do with bringing in when the transfer window re-opens in January.

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