The Liverpool boss has made the highly-rated American forward a prime target following striker Danny Ings’ long term injury.
Danny Ings suffered a knee injury, with reports suggesting the English international could be sidelined for as long as nine months. The Reds are also set to miss the services of new signing, Sadio Mane in the months of January and February 2017, as the winger will be on international duties for Senegal in the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
Liverpool will be a bit short on the attacking front in those months, with contests against Manchester United and Chelsea set to take place in that period. Jurgen Klopp sounded worried when talking about the situation, stating, “When Sadio is away we will be without a winger. We do not have many wingers, I would say. Roberto Firmino could play as a kind of a winger which would then just give us two strikers (after Ings’ injury).”
The manager, however, added the club is very much open to getting involved in transfers in the January window.
“We watch the market all the time and we need to be prepared for different situations and one of them is injuries. It (January) could be a moment when we approach the market.”