Kostas Mitroglou

Liverpool are planning a £7m bid for Greece striker Kostas Mitroglou in January, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Reds were impressed after seeing the Olympiacos striker fire the Greeks to the World Cup finals and had Head of Recruitment Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter in Romania to oversee the play-off.

Reports suggest that the pair were also keeping tabs on the player in the reverse fixture where Mitroglou score a brace and turned the tie on its head.

Their Head of Performance and Analysis Michael Edwards has also been keeping track of the player and has watched him six times over the calendar year as Liverpool look to bolster their attack with reports suggesting that Luis Suarez may be on his way to Real Madrid.

Brendan Rodgers is convinced that he is good enough to adjust to the Premier League and Liverpool are planning a swoop in January as they look to keep their position in the top four.

The striker has scored 12 goals this season and will be a valuable addition to any team gunning for glory in the Premier League. He has also scored four hattricks this year and is reasonably priced given the level of performance he has shown over the past few months.

Arsenal and Inter Milan are also believed to be interested with the Gunners in urgent need for a back-up to Olivier Giroud who is currently their only option up front.

Mitroglou can play as a number nine or on the wings, which shall allow Giroud to keep his position and also provide cover to Wenger who can deploy the player through the centre if need be.

However, Liverpool are confident that they can convince Olympiacos to sell, having established a good relationship with the club in recent months. The Greek club were invited for Steven Gerrard's testimonial game at Anfield earlier this year and Rodgers will be hoping that recent proceedings will play in their favour and fend off interest from other clubs.