Liverpool strike target has 'all-round class' to be next Anfield hero

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Liverpool striker target Ola Toivonen has been tipped for Premier League success.

The Swedish internish international striker has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks, with Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson thought to have been monitoring the player closely with a view to a January move.

A full international who joined PSV for €4.5 million in 2009, Hodgson was reportedly hoping to use his Scandinavian contacts to bring the player to Merseyside as the Liverpool manager searches for an attacking foil for Fernando Torres.

Player agent Martin Dahlin has stoked the fire over a potential Eredivisie exit, claiming his client is full equiped for the Barclays Premier League should Liverpool make their move for the player.

“He’s a real all-round player – he’s quite big, he’s quite fast, he scores goals, works hard and he’s been very important for his team," Dahlin told

"He’s doing really, really well and, with time, I’m sure that he will be good enough for the best leagues in the world."

Liverpool have money to spend following the arrival of new owners NESV at the club, with the American group set to offer Hodgson a transfer war chest in the region of £35 million.

A striker is thought to be the priority as the former Fulham boss highlights 'five or six' players to strengthen his squad at Anfield, and with Damien Comolli's approval Liverpool could bid £6 million for the player.

West Ham United and Spurs are also thought to be keen on the player, and could pose a challenge to Liverpool in the opening month of the New Year.

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