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Liverpool Set Sights On £15m German International Striker

by The Newshound


Anfield side target Bayer Leverkusen forward.

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Liverpool are readying a move for Bayer Leverkusen forward Stefan Kiessling as a potential replacement for want-away striker Luis Suarez according to Sports Direct News.

The Anfield side have reportedly been tracking the 29 year old German international since 2010 and though the rangy marksman has only just signed a new contract Liverpool are hopeful of landing the £15m rated forward this summer if they do indeed elect to cash-in on Suarez.

Kiessling saw his strike-partner Andre Schurrle leave for the Premier League, moving to Chelsea this summer, and could perhaps be tempted by a move to the English top tier having spent his entire career in his native Germany.

The 6ft 3in striker finished as the top scorer in the Bundesliga last term, helping his side to secure a Champions League berth, which could perhaps be a factor that would affect Liverpool’s chances of luring the former Nuremberg front-man.

Liverpool could look to use the fact that Bayer Leverkusen are managed by former skipper Sami Hyypia to their advantage though the Finn is unlikely to want to lose his most effective attacking weapon.

Kiessling has netted 98 goals in 220 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen.

Arguably Brendan Rodgers has more than enough potential in his striking armoury to deal with a potential Luis Suarez exit, with the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Fabio Borini, Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas available to fill striking roles in his Liverpool starting eleven.


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