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Liverpool have eyes on top USMNT striker playing in Europe

Only a small handful of USMNT players are currently playing in Europe, and even fewer play in Germany – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s old stomping grounds. However, one striker, Union Berlin forward Bobby Wood, has earned the attention of the Reds boss and could be one of his new signings in the near future.

According to the Berliner Kurier [per NBC Sports], Liverpool have expressed interest in the 23-year-old American forward and will likely face opposition from Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen for his transfer. Per the source, Klopp had sent scouts to Union Berlin’s 4-0 win over Frankfurt earlier this month – a game in which Wood scored twice – and were very impressed.

Wood has 14 goals in 25 games for the 2. Bundesliga side and has scored nine goals in his last eight games for the club. He is currently on a six-game streak with at least one goal.

The Hawaiian forward is also coming off his best year with the USMNT, scoring four goals in nine caps for Jurgen Klinsmann’s team in 2015.

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