LIVERPOOL are preparing a bid for Benfica striker Raul Jimenez, according to reports.
Liverpool reinforced their squad in the summer transfer window but did not strengthen their strike-force.
The Reds let go strikers like Mario Balotelli and Christian Benteke. Moreover, Ings is out injured and Sturridge remains injury prone and the Merseysiders lack quality and depth in their strike-force department.
In such a scenario, Klopp is looking to sign a new center forward next summer and Benfica star Raul Jimenez is linked with a move to Anfield.
Squawka ran an exclusive on New Year’s Day claiming that Liverpool are interested in signing the Mexican international who is rated around 22 million pounds.
This season, Raul has directly contributed in 10 goals in 18 appearances for the Primeira Liga champions.
The story made it to the Portuguese media yesterday and O Jogo have provided an update mainly about the figure that Klopp will have to pay to sign the 25-year-old star.
As per the provided O Jogo link, Benfica signed Jimenez for a fee of 22 million euros and now president of the Portuguese giants Luís Filipe Vieira wants over 60 million euros (£51million) for the prized asset.
This means that Liverpool can sign Jimenez but for that they will have to break the Portuguese transfer record (sale).
Jimenez can play in multiple attacking positions but he is definitely not worth 60 million euros, hence, Liverpool should look elsewhere to strengthen their strike-force. Sturridge suffered an injury against Sunderland so it will be wise if Klopp looks to sign a center forward this month.