Liverpool are reportedly tracking West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino and could make a move for the striker during the January transfer window.
According to the Daily Mail, the Reds are keen on snapping up the striker as they continue to struggle in the offensive department, with the latest disappointment coming in the recent 0-0 draw against Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday.
Liverpool bought Mario Balotelli to replace the prolific Luis Suarez, who joined Barcelona in the summer, but the Italian international has struggled thus far and is yet to score a goal for the Reds in the league.
It is now understood that the Balotelli experiment has failed and even if they can't move the striker on, it is believed that Brendan Rodgers has made acquiring a new striker a priority.
Apart from the Reds, Tottenham Hotspur have also shown interest in the Baggies striker and are said to be preparing a bid in the region of £15m during the winter transfer window.
But West Brom will reject that offer as the club feels that their star striker is worth in excess of £25m.
Liverpool's potential interest in the striker could see a bidding war ensue during the January transfer window.
Berahino has been in top form for the Baggies this season and has already scored seven goals in nine league appearances. He is currently in third place in the goalscoring charts only behind Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero, who are both tied on nine goals each.
Rodgers is keeping an eye on different players, and has earmarked another former Spurs target if a deal for Berahino cannot be reached.
Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony, who was a transfer target for various clubs during the summer, is another striker on Liverpool's radar.