Saido Berahino has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks, and there are reports that the young striker is desperate for a big-money move to Anfield.
According to the Mirror, the 21-year-old is stalling on a new deal at West Brom, one that would make him the club’s highest paid player in history, because of his desperation to join the Reds for a reported £20 million.
Liverpool have shown an interest in acquiring the Englishman’s signature in recent weeks, and the fact he is young, British and has great potential is something that suits the Reds’ transfer policy.
Tottenham are also thought to be keen on purchasing the England Under-21 star, but it is believed that his preference is Merseyside.
No player aged 21 or under across Europe's top 5 leagues has more league goals than Saido Berahino this season (9). pic.twitter.com/za5iXZbD7h
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 10, 2015
Berahino has been in scintillating form for the Premier League strugglers this season, scoring 14 goals in 25 appearances. He scored the only goal of the game in his side’s 1-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.
Whether Brendan Rodgers is going to have that kind of money to spend this month is debatable, however, considering the amount spent last summer.
Berahino would bring guaranteed goals and pace to the team, and if you look at his current form, in particular, he would be a far better option than Rickie Lambert, Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini.