Anfield boss keen on Ivory Coast international.
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Salomon Kalou on Liverpool hit-list, according to transfer rivals’ boss
Liverpool have entered the race to sign former Chelsea ace Salomon Kalou, according to German outfit Schalke 04.
New Reds boss Brendan Rodgers knows the forward from their time together at Stamford Bridge, and now it seems the
Northern Irishman is lining up the 26-year-old free agent to bolster his attacking options at Anfield.
However, Bundesliga side Schalke are also attempting to snap up the Ivory Coast international, and remain confident of landing their man despite this latest interest from the Reds.
‘Liverpool are in the market for him [Kalou], but I know he wants to leave England. That can be an advantage for us,’ said Schalke’s boss Huub Stevens.
Perhaps Salomon Kalou would be willing to stick it out in the Premier League if Liverpool came calling? The 26 year old spent six years trying to force his way into a regular first team spot at Chelsea and never quite managed it but a move to Anfield may prove more successful in that regard.
The adaptable forward can play both on the flanks and up front and as such Brendan Rodgers, who knows Kalou from his time at Stamford Bridge, would surely be keen to snap up the Ivory Coast international, not least because he wouldn’t cost a penny.
Out on the wings Liverpool could well do with help. Neither Stewart Downing or Jordan Henderson impressed on the left and right side respectively and the loss of Dirk Kuyt leaves the Merseyside club with little strength in depth. Kalou could also offer a much needed back-up option up front.
Currently Rodgers has just Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll as forward option, with veteran Craig Bellamy more likely to be a bit part player under the former Swansea City boss.
Kalou managed 60 goals in 147 starts for the Blues.