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Liverpool Confident Of Beating Arsenal To Signature Of Prolific Greek Striker In Cut-Price £7m January Deal

Attacker has scored four hat-tricks already so far in this campaign. 

Liverpool are hopeful of beating off stiff competition in order to sign Olympiacos front man Kostas Mitroglou in a cut-price deal worth just £7 million when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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The Greece international was the hero for his country as they overcame Romania this week over two legs in their Fifa World Cup play-off tie to reach next summer’s global show-piece event in Brazil, with Mitroglou netting three goals over the two matches.

And the Merseyside giants had both Head of Recruitment Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter in Athens and Bucharest to check out the 25-year-old in action first hand, while it is also understood that the Reds’ Head of Performance and Analysis Michael Edwards has been watching Mitroglou in his last six matches for his club too.

Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers is also understood to have been closely monitoring the Greek’s career ever since he first spotted the striker playing for his country at the European Under-19 championship in 2007.

And with 22 goals already to his name in all competitions so far this season for club and country, Rodgers is said to be hopeful of beating both Arsenal and Inter Milan to Mitroglou’s signature in January.

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