Report: Jurgen Klopp wants Michy Batshuayi to join Liverpool and replace Benteke

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Liverpool are reportedly looking to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

According to The Mirror, Liverpool are joining the race to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi this summer, in a bid to replace Christian Benteke.

The Reds have been in fine form of late, winning five of their last seven Premier League games, with manager Jurgen Klopp clearly making strides at Anfield.

The German boss is still likely to pursue a host of new signings in the summer transfer window, and a new striker may be on his wish list - even with Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge in great form of late.

It's reported by The Mirror that Liverpool have entered the race to sign Belgian international striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille, having starred in Ligue 1 this season.

The 22-year-old, formerly of Standard Liege, has hit 15 goals in 33 Ligue 1 appearances this term, whilst he has also added four goals in seven Europa League games to become one of the most in-demand strikers in Europe.

The Mirror note that Tottenham, West Ham and Juventus are all keen on Batshuayi, but Liverpool are now joining the race to sign the striker, who is allegedly being valued at around £30m.

It's also claimed that Batshuayi is being eyed up as a replacement for his Belgian international team-mate Christian Benteke, who has enjoyed a miserable debut season at Anfield.

Batshuayi is more mobile than Benteke, something Klopp needs at the point of his attack, and looks to be vying with Origi and Romelu Lukaku for a starting spot with Belgium at Euro 2016 - meaning Benteke may not even get picked by Marc Wilmots.

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