Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with German forward Max Kruse about a potential transfer to the club.
News outlet Sport 1 reports that the Premier League runners-up have held initial talk with the forward who is currently out of contract at Werder Bremen this summer.
It is understood that Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing the forward as a backup forward as he looks to add quality to the squad. Klopp knows a lot about the striker during his time at Germany and the Reds are looking to secure the deal ahead of Bayern Munich.
The German champions are in the market for a suitable backup to Robert Lewandowski and view Kruse as an ideal fit for the position. Kruse had a decent season for Werder Bremen netting 11 league goals and providing 10 assists for the club.
The 31-year-old is capable of playing all three positions in the attack and also has the creativity to play behind the striker in the 4-2-3-1 that Klopp favours against smaller teams.
His signing would be a bargain for the Reds and would enable the club to save money in transfer fees which can be spent in strengthening other positions.