Jurgen Klopp has earmarked old Bundesliga target Stefan Kiessling ahead of the January transfer window in an attempt to boost his frontline, according to the Metro.
The Liverpool boss was understood to have been keen on the Bayer Leverkusen forward during his time in charge of Borussia Dortmund, having tried to land him in years gone by.
Now, the 31-year old star is said to be the man tasked with helping his compatriot deal with the injuries to the Reds’ attack, leaving their striking department somewhat depleted.
Despite Christian Benteke recently returning to first team proceedings, the Anfield chief is still without Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings, leaving only Divock Origi as a backup.
A German international, the Leverkusen man has risen through the ranks at the club and is one of the top strikers in the Bundesliga, regularly appearing in the Champions League.
He represented the national side at 2010 World Cup, where the Germans finished in third place.