Liverpool to join the race for Loic Remy?

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The QPR striker is likely to be in demand this summer after an impressive start in the Premier League, and Liverpool are prepared to rival Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur for his signature.

A 2-0 loss at home to Stoke City on Saturday might well have condemned QPR to relegation from the Premier League this season, but even in a disjointed side, several players have stood out to demonstrate they are at home in the top flight.

Loic Remy has been linked with all kinds of Premier League clubs in the past, with QPR finally taking the plunge in January to bring the striker to England from Marseilles. Some might have hoped that would put an end to the rumour-mongering regarding the French forward, but with QPR set to go down, Remy will likely be on the move again this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Chelsea have all been linked with Remy over the past few seasons, with Arsenal and Liverpool now also apparently interested in the striker. All of these sides will be aiming to reinforce their attack in the summer, and Remy has now demonstrated his ability in the Premiership. QPR will be keen to move on the players they brought in on high wages in a bid to ensure their own status in the Premier League, and Remy will among the players they need to sell.

Liverpool will be desperate to keep hold of star striker Luis Suarez this summer, but even if they do keep the Uruguayan, they could use another option in their attack. Daniel Sturridge should be more settled at Anfield next season, and adding Remy to Suarez and the England striker will give Liverpool plenty of attacking threat.

However no club will have it easy if they are aiming to sign Remy, with so much competition around the Premier League. If a Champions League side comes in for the Frenchman they will have a considerable advantage over Liverpool, and Remy might also be keen to stay in London having moved so recently. However if Brendan Rodgers could make Remy his first signing of the summer, it would be an excellent start to a key transfer window for the Reds.

 

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