Reds are already preparing for life without Luis Suarez forward.
Liverpool are planning on signing Queens Park Rangers front man Loic Remy at the end of the season so as to provide some much-needed cover for banned striker Luis Suarez, according to recent reports in the Daily Express.
Their controversial Uruguay international was banned for ten matches for biting the upper arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the Premier League at Anfield a fortnight ago.
And as a result, the red-hot striker will not be back in action until midway through September of the next campaign, meaning the Reds will be short of numbers in attack.
Head coach Brendan Rodgers has therefore earmarked QPR’s France international for a summer move to Anfield, with the 26-year-old set to cost the Merseysiders just £8 million, the value of his buy-out clause.
Arsenal, Newcastle, Tottenham and Everton are also interested in Remy – but the player is understood to favour a switch the Emirates Stadium, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger known to be a fan.
Remy has netted an impressive five goals in just nine Premier League starts for the relegation-threatened west Londoners since arriving at Loftus Road from Ligue 1 giants Marseille for a club-record fee of £8m in the recent January transfer fee.
And with QPR set to be desperate to release those players with high wages come the end of the season, Remy’s proposed move away from west London is expected to go through fairly quickly.