Liverpool Plot Raid On West Brom’s £12m Starlet Striker Saido Berahino

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Reds to take advantage of Irvine’s stance on striker’s future.

Liverpool could be set to make a January raid on West Bromwich Albion for young striker Saido Berahino after Baggies boss Alan Irvine said that he would not stand in the player’s way should a big club come calling.

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Irvine told the Daily Mirror that should some of the Premier League’s top clubs come calling then the England under-21 international could go with his blessing.

And that news has alerted Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who is on the lookout for some more firepower despite having signed Mario Balotelli over the summer.

The Italian international has struggled for form since linking up at Anfield and with Daniel Sturridge still struggling to make his return from injury Rodgers has been caught short up front and has found himself under pressure as the club struggle to stop their slide.

With Divock Origi returning to the side in the summer, Rodgers has taken more than a passing interest in the England under-21 star and CaughtOffside understands that he would be willing to cough up around £12m for his signature in the new year.

Berahino has already bagged four goals in six league games for the Baggies this term, and there have been calls for him to be included in the England national side for their upcoming European qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

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