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Time for Liverpool to hijack Manchester United's Kroos deal

Toni Kroos, FIFA WC Qualification 2014

Should Liverpool launch a push to sign Toni Kroos, wanted by Manchester United?

Liverpool are close to deposing Manchester United as champions of England, but could further pain be yet to come?

The Merseyside giants are expected to begin strengthening for their assault on Europe next season, and the speculation as to who they will bring in is only just beginning.

So what about making a move for Bundesliga midfield ace Toni Kroos, top target for David Moyes' Manchester United?

Kroos, 24, is out of contract in June 2015 and is being courted by the Red Devils, who view him as key their re-invention as they seek to bounce back from a terrible season.

To lose him to Liverpool would be an unthinkable blow for United fans to endure, but there is a real case as to why the Reds should show an interest.

First and foremost, the pass friendly football philosophy deployed by Brendan Rodgers is better suited to Kroos' game, than the football David Moyes has implemented at football this season. It's a great complement for Liverpool that a transition from Guardiola's Bayern, to the Anfield side, would not require Kroos to change his game.

Next up, Liverpool are able to offer Kroos a chance to play in next season's Champions League, whereas United may not even qualify for the Europa League at this point.

Kroos will also get the chance to play alongside Steven Gerrard and eventually take over from him. In United's midfield at present there is nobody comparable.

The deal would likely come down to an issue of finance, with United likely to offer Bayern a big amount, and rumoured to have set aside wages of £260,000 per week to offer to Kroos. It's unlikely Liveprool would attempt to outbid their rivals.

Yet if the German international can see beyond the money, and look at the sporting reasons, there's a fair chance he could end up choosing Liverpool rather than Manchester United if a strong enough case was put forward by the current table-toppers.

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