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Liverpool Weigh Up Free Transfer Move For 12-Goal Bundesliga Veteran

Liverpool are keeping tabs on Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse, according to reports in the German media.

The Reds will need to strengthen their forward line in the summer with Daniel Sturridge leaving, and doubts over the future of Divock Origi, with the Belgian having just one year left on his contract.

Kruse has scored 12 goals and provided 14 assists in 36 appearances for Bremen this season. His ability to create as well as to score goals may be a reason why Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in signing him.

The 31-year-old is out of contract in June and will be available on a free transfer, but the Reds will face competition in signing the German international.

Bayern Munich are also looking for a backup striker for number nine Robert Lewandowski and could offer Kruse a contract.

However, the Bundesliga champions may not be prepared to pay the type of wages the forward is demanding and they are considering other targets.