LONDON. — Liverpool have moved to ease their scoring problems by launching a bid to sign Brazilian striker Alex Teixeira.
Chief executive Ian Ayre has flown to Florida where Shakhtar Donetsk are at a winter training camp and played a friendly with Corinthians.
Liverpool value Teixeira at around £25million which equates to just over 30m euros. Shakhtar want nearer £39m (50m euros).
Chelsea were keen on signing Teixeira (26) but baulked at the asking price and have instead targeted Pato in a £7m deal.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has made striking reinforcements a priority with the injuries to Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings plus the ongoing difficulties endured by Christian Benteke.
Benteke spurned the opportunity to claim a morale boosting goal in Wednesday night’s 3-0 FA Cup replay victory over Exeter City. — The Daily Express.