Report: Liverpool want to sign striker Max Kruse for free

Manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp looks dejected after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Liverpool are reportedly keen on German attacker Max Kruse.

Max Kruse of Werder Bremen celebrate after the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Weserstadion on March 30, 2019 in Bremen, Germany.

According to Sport1 in Germany, Liverpool have joined Bayern Munich in the race to sign Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse on a free transfer.

The Reds just came up short in the battle to win the Premier League title, and having come so close to pipping Manchester City, Liverpool may feel that a couple of clever additions can help them.

Another striker may be wanted, as Daniel Sturridge is set to leave on a free transfer, whilst Divock Origi's future remains unclear despite a strong end to the campaign.

 

Finding a striker to come in and play second fiddle to Roberto Firmino may be a struggle, but Jurgen Klopp may have found a bargain solution.

Sport1 in Germany, Liverpool are seeking further information about Max Kruse's demands, as they look to land the striker ahead of Bayern Munich this summer.

Werder Bremen are allowing their veteran striker to leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next month, and after racking up 12 goals and 14 assists this past season, he's attracting attention.

Max Kruse of Werder Bremen celebrates 1-3 during the German Bundesliga  match between Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen at the BayArena on March 17, 2019 in Leverkusen Germany

He has bags of experience at 31, he had a great record this season, he's available for absolutely nothing, and he'd surely jump at a move to play under Klopp at Anfield in what could be a perfect move.

Add in that he's predominantly played as a false nine, deep-lying forward or even number 10 in Germany, and he appears to be the ideal player to help Firmino in that central role in the Liverpool attack, so fans should certainly hope that Klopp can beat Bayern to Kruse's signature.

Manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp looks dejected after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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