Anfield director of football keen on Marseille striker.
Liverpool have reportedly taken an interest in Marseille striker Loic Remy and the French international has been earmarked as alternative attacking option by director of football Damien Comolli. The Anfield side have struggled for goals and neither Dirk Kuyt and Andy Carroll have managed to form an effective strike partnership with Uruguayan international Luis Suarez.
24 year old striker Remy moved to the Stade Velodrome from Nice in August 2010 and has been a consistent attacking force, netting 24 goals in 57 games for the Ligue 1 side. Liverpool may however be able to tempt the powerfully built striker after Marseille’s average start to the season has left Didier Deschamps men way off the pace in seventh spot, some 12 points off top spot and perhaps more worryingly seven off a Champions League spot.
Kenny Dalglish does not have a great many attacking options and has doggedly tried to partner £35m man Carroll with Suarez and the results have on the whole been poor. Alternative options Kuyt and veteran Craig Bellamy are primarily wide players now and in the final stages of their respective careers.
Liverpool’s owners have been more than willing to finance moves to improve the club’s squad, having spent over £100m in 2011 on new players, and they are keen to secure a top four spot and know that a lack of firepower could cost them dear, hence they will probably look to finance a significant bid for Remy, who cost Marseille around £12m 18 months ago.
Dalglish’s side have managed to score just 17 goals in 14 games and struggle to break down opposition defences, seemingly especially those clubs that set their stall to defend. The likes of Swansea City, Fulham and Stoke City have all collected clean sheets against Liverpool and Comolli is looking for an extra spark up front and Remy’s physical presence may well suit the Premier League.