Liverpool target Greek ace to keen Champions League dream alive

Konstantinos Mitroglou (Olympiakos)Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to secure Olympiakos striker Konstantinos Mitroglou in a bid to keep his side’s hopes of Champions League qualification on course, according to reports from The Mirror.

The Northern Irishman is set to ask the Reds’ hierarchy for financial backing ahead of the January transfer window, with the former Swansea boss seeing reinforcements as necessary.

The Merseysiders have made an exciting start to the season, and currently find themselves on course for a top four finish.

However, the club’s American owners have been attempting to enforce a strict budget at Anfield after many years of over paying for players and dishing out high salaries.

But, Rodgers is keen to point to his success in last January’s transfer window – in which he snapped up Daniel Sturridge and Philppe Coutinho for around £20m.

He sees Mitroglou as the perfect man to offer him more options in the final third, after witnessing the Greek forward’s excellent start to the current campaign.

The £25-year-old is available for around £6m, and is also wanted by Premier League leaders Arsenal.

Rodgers is also thought to be keen on midfield additions, with Benfica’s Nemanja Matic on his radar.

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