Liverpool plot January swoop for England striker

According to Mirror Football, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to sign West Brom star Saido Berahino in January.

The Burundi-born striker burst onto the scene last season with a winning goal at Old Trafford, and is currently the Premier League’s top scoring Englishman with seven goals in eleven appearances – including a brace against Burnley.

That’s seen the 21 year-old muscle his way into Roy Hodgson’s plans, earning a call-up but not an inaugural cap during the recent international break.

Meanwhile, the Anfield side’s problems up front appear to have no end. Last term’s second-top scorer Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out for another six weeks, whilst £16million summer signing Mario Balotelli is still searching for his first Premier League goal in a Liverpool jersey.

The Baggies are determined to keep hold of their rising star however, who has also attracted interest from Tottenham and Manchester United to name a few.

They’ve already ruled out the notion of a January departure for Berahino and reports earlier this week suggested a new contract could be in the offing.

In terms of price-tag, Mirror Football claim the poacher is valued at £15million, but other sources suggest an eye-watering £30million.

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