Liverpool planning Defoe swoop

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Liverpool may look to Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe to help solve their striking problems, according to The Mirror.

The England forward has been forced to play second fiddle to Emmanuel Adebayor in the Spurs first-team this season.

Despite having netted 11 goals this season for the title challengers, Defoe has been quotes claiming he may have to leave the club in order to confirm his place in England Euro 2012 squad.

With Fabio Capello likely to take just four forwards to the tournament, and Wayne Rooney almost certain to travel following the reduction of his three-game ban, Defoe will compete with the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck for a place in the final 23.

According to the report, Liverpool could come to Defoe's rescue, while also solving their striker problems, which has seen them fail to net in each of their last two league encounters against Stoke City and Manchester City.

A fee in the region of £10 million has been mentioned in relation to Defoe, who netted against The Reds earlier this season.

Spurs' hopes of signing Loic Remy to replace the possible departure of Defoe have taken a blow however, with the French international stating he's likely to stay with Marseille, news that could end up hindering any ambitions Kenny Dalglish has of bringing the 29-year-old Defoe to Anfield.

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