LIVERPOOL are targeting a transfer for West Ham ace Jarrod Bowen, according to reports.
Jurgen Klopp wants to bolster his attacking line this summer.
And the Liverpool Echo state the Reds did not deny rumours linking them with the former Hull star.
Bowen, 24, appears to be the ideal target for the 2019-20 Premier League champions who will be looking to wrestle back the trophy from Manchester City next season.
He managed eight goals and five assists as he appeared in all 38 league games last term.
In fact, West Ham won six and drew one when Bowen found the net.
Bowen would be unlikely to start regularly at Anfield with Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota ahead in the pecking order.
But Klopp knows the value of having Bowen in his squad and at his disposal as they hope to challenge on various fronts.
However, it would likely take a significant bid for West Ham to sell the former Hereford youngster.
The Hammers paid £22million for Bowen in January 2020, tying him down on a five-and-a-half-year contract.
And his stellar form – one of the standout performers in an impressive season at the London Stadium – means he is one of the club’s top assets.
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Any Bowen transfer would also only happen if Xherdan Shaqiri or Divock Origi left Liverpool.
The two forwards are both deemed surplus to requirements on Merseyside but the club have not received suitable offers for them at this stage in the transfer window.
Contrary to recent reports, the Echo add Lazio have not made contact regarding Shaqiri while there have been no serious talks over Origi.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk