Liverpool Plan Surprise Bid for Arsenal Striker to Boost Anfield Attacking Options

Anfield side keen on Emirates Stadium attacker.

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Liverpool are considering making a move to sign Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner as Kenny Dalglish looks to add more attacking options to his Anfield squad. The Danish international is currently on a season long loan deal at Sunderland and is unlikely to return to the Emirates Stadium when the season is over, leading many clubs to prepare offers for the 23 year old.

Dalglish signed Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in January but as a pairing they have not really clicked and alternative options Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy are not long term back up material, not least as the Dutch international is chiefly used on the right wing.

Carroll cost the a club record £35m and has thus far failed to justify that fee netting just four goals in 17 Premier League appearances and the introduction of another attacking option would help Liverpool improve as an attacking force. The Merseyside club have managed just 14 goals in 11 Premier League matches this season so clearly there appears to be a need to add more fire-power.

Bendtner has performed well at the Stadium of Light and Steve Bruce is apparently interested in making the loan deal a permanent one but the giant striker may well prefer a move to Liverpool, especially if Dalglish has managed to clinch a spot in the Champions League.

Arsene Wenger is more than likely to accept decent offers for 6ft 5in striker as he brought in Gervinho and Park Chu-Young to help provide support for Robin Van Persie. The Gunners boss also has Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh to call upon so would probably not prevent Bendtner leaving, even if it were to a fellow Premier League side.

A number of Bundesliga sides are also said to be interested in the Arsenal man who has scored 43 goals in 157 Arsenal appearances, albeit with 78 of those coming on as a substitute.

Liverpool would have to stump up around £10m for the Dane, who would provide able cover up front and may well prove to work well as a target man alongside Suarez.

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