Date: 16th September 2021 at 5:02pm
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Liverpool were dealt a blow during the international break, as it was announced that striker Roberto Firmino has suffered a hamstring injury that is expected to keep him out for at least a month. 

In the Brazilian’s absence, Diogo Jota will step up to deputise for the striker, however the Portuguese was unable to get on the scoresheet against Leeds United on Sunday and was eventually substituted.

Now, it appears that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is eyeing a move for one of the world’s best strikers next summer.

Spanish outlet Fichajes is reporting that the Merseyside club are plotting a move for Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski.

Lewandowski is among the favourites to win the Ballon d’or this year

The Polish striker has been one of the most prolific goal scorers in Europe in recent seasons, and is currently on a run of scoring in 18 competitive matches in a row for his club.

The publication reports that Klopp has instructed those in charge at the club to sign Lewandowski, who has apparently told his current employers of his desire to leave next summer.

The German managed Lewandowski during his time at Borussia Dortmund, and is apparently now keen on a reunion with the man who broke the record for most goals in a single Bundesliga campaign last season.

The 33-year-old has scored 304 goals and provided 65 assists in 335 games for Bayern, since joining from Dortmund in 2014.

News of Lewandowski’s desire to leave broke over the summer and, although a move never materialised, he is expected to depart the club next summer instead.

If the Polish international did arrive in Merseyside, it could spell the end of Firmino’s time with the club.

 
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