Liverpool could leap ahead of Chelsea in pursuit of one of the Blues’ transfer targets with a formal offer for 22 year old Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino.
Merseysiders Liverpool are reportedly in talks with Hoffenheim star forward Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian set the Bundesliga alight with his sparkling displays this season, and is also a target for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
The 22-year old starlet has impressive returns of 16 goals and 11 assists for Hoffenheim, which has made the top scouts in Europe stand up and take notice.
Liverpool have reportedly already sent their chief scout Ian Ayre to Germany to broker a deal for the versatile forward, who can play on the wings, as a No.10 and also as a centre-forward.
Rodgers is known to take a liking to players with multiple functionalities as they fit in well into his fluid system, but only time will tell whether the Reds can close the deal for one of the most promising young talents in Europe, who is bound attract interest from a number of other top clubs across the continent.