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Attentions surprisingly turn to 28-year-old as Klopp seeks striking reinforcements – report

Liverpool supporters have been pretty despondent in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team’s 18-match unbeaten run in all competitions come to a disappointing end courtesy of a 1-0 defeat at Swansea City on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash in South Wales having not tasted defeat since the rear end of October, and off the back of beating Premier League runaway leaders Manchester City 4-3 the week previous. Nonetheless, the Merseyside giants produced a flat performance and were deservedly beaten by the Swans on Monday, with Alfie Mawson’s goal just before the break enough to seal a crucial three points for Carlos Carvalhal’s side, at the same time denting Liverpool’s top four aspirations.

Thus, there have been many frustrated Liverpudlians in the Tavern in the last few days, several of whom are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from The Sun, which suggests that Klopp’s attentions have somewhat surprisingly turned to West Brom’s Salomon Rondon as he seeks to bolster his striking ranks.

The 28-year-old made the move to the Hawthorns back in 2015 and has since bagged 23 goals in 105 matches for the Baggies, eight goals of which came last season in their rise to tenth place in the Premier League under former boss Tony Pulis.

And the Venezuelan targetman is clearly doing something right as reports suggest that Klopp’s Liverpool are interested in the forward, as the Reds seek to bolster their attacking ranks in preparation for a Champions League push in the second half of the season.

But whether Klopp’s side can fend off Merseyside rivals Everton to land Rondon this month very much remains to be seen.

Landlord’s verdict: Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Swansea City on Monday suggested to many that another plan is needed to break down the so-called ‘lesser’ sides in the Premier League, and it seems that manager Jurgen Klopp agrees.

And that’s because recent reports suggest that the Reds are lining up a surprise move for West Brom’s Salomon Rondon, scorer of 23 goals in 105 appearances for the Baggies, although only three in the league this term.

Yet the 28-year-old targetman would give the Merseysiders the option to mix things up in the striking department, and while on the surface it may appear to be an underwhelming signing, it’s one that could seriously benefit Liverpool in the second half of the season.

Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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