Liverpool target another international striker

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Liverpool are reportedly considering a £5 million move for Swedish striker Ola Toivonen.

The 24-year-old PSV Eindhoven star is the latest forward to be linked with an Anfield move as new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson continues his search for a new hitman.

Hodgson is keen to add depth in the attacking third of the field, with David Ngog and Fernando Torres currently the only out-and-out strikers on the books in Merseyside. Given Torres' recent fitness record, it's no surprise that the former Fulham boss is keen to bolster his ranks.

Toivonen began his career at hometown team Degerfors in 2005 before moving to Orgyte the following season. One year later, Malmo paid $1.1m to bring the striker to the Swedbank Stadion and give him a chance at one of the big clubs in the Allsvenskan.

After two relatively successful seasons, PSV would pay in the region of €4 million to bring Toivonen to the Eredivisie. A regular at the Philips Stadion, the Swede has scored close to a goal every other game in league football, with 24 in 49 appearances.

A regular for the Sweden U21 side, Toivonen made his senior international debut in 2007 and has earned 8 caps in total. His latest was against Scotland, and his goal and performance in the 3-0 win were thought to have impressed the watching Hodgson.

The Daily Mail reports that Hodgson is now considering a £5 million offer for the player, who can also play in an attacking midfield role.

Carlton Cole and Peter Crouch have also been linked with a Merseyside switch in recent weeks, suggesting that Hodgson is desperately keen to bring in another striker before the close of the transfer window.

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