£17m Liverpool target admits he will 'assess options' at end of the season

Udinese striker Luis Muriel has admitted he will consider his future at the end of his current campaign.

Liverpool’s strike force this season of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge has been quite frankly outstanding.

Suarez and Sturridge have been absolutely excellent - and between them they have scored 39 goals in the Premier League this season, quite extraordinary.

But as Liverpool look set to be playing in the Champions League next season extra cover is needed across the park - including in the striking department.

Recently one name linked with a move to the club is Udinese forward Luis Muriel. The Colombian has been valued at £17 million but has been in poor form compared to last term.

He bagged 11 goals in 22 games last season - but this season, which started brightly with two in his first two fixtures, he has managed just four in 20 games.

But his talent is still there to see - and at just 22-years-old he has plenty of potential to go on and become a more than capable supporting act to the SAS show.

And now he has personally confirmed a desire to consider his future at the club come the seasons end.

He has told Italian media today:

"This year has been strange, I played a little but I want to get out of this situation. At the end of the season, however, I will assess the best options for my future."

Muriel does not seem keen on staying in Udine - even if he is almost guaranteed regular first-team football should Antonio Di Natale retire this summer.

At £17 million it is a no-go of a deal. Liverpool can afford to spend that much on more quality players or indeed they could spend less on payers who offer as much potential and ability as Muriel.

But at a lower price - this deal could go ahead.

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