Anfield club eye up move for ex-Emirates hit-man.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is contemplating offering a contract to Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd.
The 28-year-old is available on a free transfer after opting to leave the Welsh club when his deal expired at the end of last season.
The England international is desperate for a chance to prove himself in the Premier League after excelling in the Championship.
The ex-Arsenal striker managed 18 goals and eight assists in 39 league games last year as Cardiff narrowly missed on promotion through the play-offs.
Bothroyd has attracted interested from a number of Premier League clubs, notably Everton, Sunderland and QPR.
Dalglish is tempted by the move as he searches for quality back-up for strikers Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.
The Scot is unconvinced by David Ngog and tried to sell the Frenchman to Sunderland as part of the Jordan Henderson deal.
As he is available on a Bosman he is seen as a relatively low-risk gamble and will not affect his efforts to sign Ipswich Town teenager Connor Wickham.