Liverpool Target Bayern Munich Striker as Brendan Rodgers Looks for More Firepower

Anfield side set sights on German youngster.

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is said to be monitoring Bayern Munich striker Nils Petersen with a view to a possible summer move for the young German forward.

The 23 year old striker moved to the Allianz Arena in the summer of 2011 having greatly impressed the Bavarian club with his goal-scoring exploits with second tier side Energie Cottbus, netting 25 goals in the 2010/11 campaign. However the former German Under 21 international struggled to make an impact in his first season at Bayern Munich and could be ready to consider alternative offers.

Petersen played a support role, mainly sat on the bench, last term but still managed to four goals for the first team before spending time in the club’s second string.

Bayern Munich elected to send Petersen to Werder Bremen on a season long loan deal this term and the big forward has already made an impact this term, netting on his home debut, and there is no doubting that the East German born forward has a bright future.

Liverpool boss Rodgers is looking to beef up his attacking options but is also looking to the future and has sent scouts to assess Petersen this term ahead of a possible move for the youngster next summer.

Currently Liverpool have just two recognised senior strikers, Luis Suarez & Fabio Borini, and though a number of young talents are knocking on the first team door Rodgers feels the need to consider moves to boost numbers to improve his forward line options.

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