The Jurgen Klopp factor is set to work in Liverpool's favour with one of the world's best strikers keen on a summer move to Anfield in order to work with the former Borussia Dortmund manager. Liverpool's transfer business in the striking department is likely to depend on who leaves in the summer.
Christian Benteke has found it difficult to break into the starting XI since Klopp has taken over and the Belgium international bought for £32.5 million last summer from Aston Villa, could be sold, while the future of Daniel Sturridge is also unclear.
Despite scoring a sumptuous goal in the Europa League final, the jury is still out on Sturridge's fitness and Klopp might decide to offload the England international, even if it seems unlikely.
However, the German manager might reconsider, because, according to the Daily Mirror, Gonzalo Higuain wants a move to Liverpool this summer.
According to the report, the Napoli striker is keen on leaving Italy when the transfer window opens, with his preferred destination being the English Premier League, specifically Liverpool. Higuain is reportedly a big fan of Klopp and is keen to work under him.
The 28-year-old was in prime form last season for Napoli, scoring 36 goals in 35 games in the Serie A, with those goals not enough to give his side the title, as Juventus ruled Italy yet again.
Now, Higuain is ready for a different challenge, with Liverpool his preferred destination. The Argentina international has also been linked with a move to the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, but Liverpool, according to the report, are yet to show an interest.
However, if they do, Higuain will jump at the opportunity, and that is despite the Reds not having any sort of European football next season.
Klopp is expected to strengthen his team in the summer, after a season of promise since taking over from Brendan Rodgers. With Liverpool doing well in cup competitions – they reached the finals of the League Cup and the Europa League, where they lost to Manchester City and Sevilla respectively – the target for Klopp will now be to take that form into the Premier League, with a top four place for next season, and with it Champions League qualification, set to be the priority.
If Liverpool can bring in someone of Higuain's ilk, chances of making the top four, and maybe even competing for the title, will certainly improve.