Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal for Liverpool
Tony Pulis' side will face competition from Crystal Palace to sign the player, who have had a £25 million bid turned down for the Belgian, but the Daily Telegraph reported that the Eagles had reopened talks with the Reds and are hoping to reach an agreement this week.
West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the match
Palace boss Alan Pardew suggested there could be more faces to arrive at Selhurst Park this summer but didn't mention any names in their pre-match press conference.
He told reporters, as reported by the BBC: "Without having a transfer out, I would expect us to add two more players."
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew
It is said that Liverpool will not accept a fee less than £30 million for the player they paid £32.5 million to Aston Villa for just a year ago.
It seems that West Brom could face a fight to try and land the Belgian forward should they pursue their interest in the 25-year-old, and they will also have to match the £120,000-per-week wages that Benteke currently commands, something which Palace are prepared to do.
One thing that seems to be certain is that Benteke will not be a Liverpool player come the end of the transfer window.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Christian Benteke