Betting: Liverpool cut into 6/1 third favourites to sign Dries Mertens

Ali Maaloul of Tunisia tackles Dries Mertens of Belgium during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at Spartak Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Moscow,...

Liverpool trail Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the betting to sign the Napoli forward.

Dries Mertens of SSC Napoli stands disappointed during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and FC Crotone at Stadio San Paolo on May 20, 2018 in Naples, Italy.

Popular bookmakers BETVICTOR have listed Liverpool as 6/1 third favourites in the race to sign Napoli forward Dries Mertens this summer.

The Belgium international is one of Europe's hottest properties, having played a key role for Napoli last season, racking up an impressive 22 goals and 12 assists in 49 appearances in all competitions.

Reds boss Jürgen Klopp will be desperate to add further firepower to his ranks at Anfield this summer, and Mertens could be just the ticket.

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BETVICTOR have installed Liverpool as the 6/1 third favourites in the race to sign the 31-year-old this summer, behind joint 4/1 favourites Tottenham and Chelsea, and ahead of Real Madrid at 10/1 and Manchester City at 12/1.

Dries Mertens of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and Torino FC at Stadio San Paolo on May 6, 2018 in Naples, Italy.

Mertens would be an incredible signing for Liverpool, should Klopp manage to bring him to Anfield this summer, and he possesses the kind of quality that could very well take the Merseyside outfit to that elusive next level.

The Belgian could be available for around €50 million (£44.2 million), according to Italian media outlet Area Napoli, and in today's day and age, that would represent decent value for money for Liverpool.

Dries Mertens of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio San Paolo on October 1, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

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