Liverpool is preparing to turn their attention to Brazil striker Leandro Damiao, writes Dean Jones of the Sunday People.
There are still fears on Merseyside that a new bid close to £50million could see Arsenal sign Luis Suarez.
And with Tottenham and Manchester United now trying to hijack Liverpool’s move for top target Willian, the Anfield giants want to ensure they are not left short of attacking options.
Brendan Rodgers has large funds available for a marquee signing before the transfer window closes.
The club has already missed out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who chose Borussia Dortmund, and Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa – and the Reds are concerned the same thing could yet happen with Anzhi Makhachkala’s exciting attacker Willian, 25.
Liverpool has back-up options in place as potential major signings though.
And Sunday People Sport understands Brazilian forward Damiao, 24, is on that list.
The Internacional striker has long been pursued by Tottenham, but they found it difficult to negotiate a deal.
Damiao still wants a move to Europe though, and manager Rodgers believes he has the quality that can take the Reds’ forward line to the next level.
Star man Suarez has apologized to team-mates at Liverpool and is back in first team training.
But even if he stays, Liverpool realizes they must help him on the goal front if the side are to push for a top-four place.