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Liverpool Plot Move for Marseille Striker as Dalglish Looks to Beef Up Attack

Anfield side look to beat Tottenham to French international.

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Liverpool are said to be monitoring Tottenham’s interest in Marseille striker Loic Remy with a view to pipping the North London side in the race to sign the French international.

The 25 year old striker has previously been linked with a move to the Merseyside club in the summer but no bid was forthcoming but the eight match ban handed down to Uruguayan Luis Suarez and the average form shown by Andy Carroll has led the Anfield side to re-ignite their interest in the Stade Velodrome forward.

Remy has been a consistent performer at Marseille since his move to the south of France club from nearby Nice back in August 2010. Didier Deschamps has grown to rely on the speedy striker and has not been disappointed with the powerfully built attacker netting 26 goals in 63 appearances.

A move to the Premier League may well appeal to Loic Remy, not least because Marseille are struggling to keep in touch with the leading pack in Ligue 1. Currently L’OM sit in sixth spot some nine points of top of the table PSG and even though Deschamps’ side have edged through to the knockout stages of the Champions League a move to the English top tier could still tempt the former Lyon man.

Harry Redknapp has openly discussed his interest in the Marseille man, who is said to be valued at around the £20m mark by the Ligue 1 side, and the White Hart Lane boss is hopeful of luring Remy to North London with the prospect of securing Champions League football for next term.

Liverpool will look to director of football Damien Comolli to help persuade Remy to consider a move to the club, the Frenchman is incredibly well connected in Ligue 1 circles and had previously been linked with moves to bring the striker to Tottenham during his days working for the club in a similar role to his current Anfield post.

Dalglish’s side have managed to score just 24 goals in 20 Premier League matches this season.

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