Borussia Dortmund are targeting Divock Origi as they look to bolster their attacking ranks before the European transfer deadline.
Origi returned to Melwood earlier this summer with a view of catching the eye having spent last season on loan at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
The Belgian subsequently failed to impress and instead saw teammate Daniel Sturridge enjoy the kind of resurgence he had perhaps been seeking.
Dortmund are now eyeing a permanent move for the striker, who is valued at £27million by his current employers, according to the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce.
Origi was previously subject to interest from newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers but seemingly turned down a move to Molineux.
Origi has been the source of much frustration during his time at Anfield having so often teased glimpses of his untapped potential.
A struggle to cement a starting spot has equated to 22 goals in 77 appearances for Liverpool, with the gradual construction of the Reds’ formidable front three simultaneously limiting Origi’s role.
His brightest spell for the club undoubtedly arrived in the 2015/2016 season when Origi asserted himself as a favourite under Jurgen Klopp.
That momentum was cut devastatingly short when an ugly tackle from Everton’s Ramiro Funes Mori sidelined him for a month towards the latter stages of the campaign.
Despite scoring four in four prior to Christmas the next season, Origi has since been unable to rediscover the form he displayed before his injury layoff.
Dortmund could prove an ideal move for the 23-year-old to regain some confidence and rhythm in front of goal.