Liverpool are making a way of signing Shakhtar Donetsk striker Alex Teixeira as Jurgen Klopp efforts to make his first big signing since joining ‘The Reds’ as manager in October. They are ready to pay about £24.5m for the 26-year-old Brazilian international. On the other hand, the Ukrainian side evaluate Teixeira, who has also been connected with the Premier League defending champions Chelsea, at nearer to £39m. Klopp is looking to improve his attacking department, with Danny Ings, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge injured.
With the out of form Christian Benteke, who was signed in £32.5m from Aston Villa in the summer, Liverpool have scored just 25 goals in 22 Premier League matches of current session. Shakhtar, who have a winter training session in Florida, evaluate Teixeira highly. He has scored 22 goals in 15 league matches and four goals in 10 Champions League games this season. He started his profession career at Vasco da Gama in Brazil before going to Shakhtar in 2010.
Klopp’s signings for Liverpool consist of defender Steven Caulker and 19-year-old midfielder Marko Grujic. Caulker joined ‘The Reds’ on loan from Queens Park Rangers and Grujic was singed in a fee of £5.1m from Red Star Belgrade, who has been given back to the Serbian side on loan by the end of this season. But if Teixeira comes to Liverpool, it would be the first major singing of Jurgen Klopp for the Anfield side. And then Teixeira would be the 4th Brazilian in Liverpool’s senior ranks, who will join Lucas Leiva, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho.
Liverpool are currently at ninth place in the Premier League table with 31 points, eight points adrift of fourth place Tottenham. Tomorrow they will visit Carrow Road for playing their next game against Norwich. If they want to finish the current season in top four, then they need a hard work and to win their upcoming games. Stay connected with us for latest football updates from all over the world.