Liverpool to hijack Arsenal deal for Loic Remy

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Liverpool are attempting to hijack Arsenal’s deal to sign Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, who scored 14 Premier League goals while on loan at Newcastle United last season.

The Reds are planning for life without star forward Luis Suarez, whose £75 million transfer to Barcelona has now been confirmed, and manager Brendan Rodgers has identified France international Remy as one of several potential summer signings, according to the Metro.

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Liverpool on the hunt for strikers

Liverpool are believed to be close to striking a deal for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony - another Arsenal target - while Belgium international Divock Origi and Benfica ace Lazar Markovic will complete their moves to Anfield after agreeing personal terms with the Merseyside outfit.

Remy has proven his class since arriving in the Premier League with QPR in January 2013. Despite his best efforts, the London club were relegated to the Championship during his first season in England, but Remy was granted a loan move to St James’ Park last term, where his scored 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances for the Magpies.

Loic Remy: Good enough for Liverpool?

Remy might be contracted to newly-promoted QPR, but there’s little doubt that the 27-year-old is more than good enough to play for Liverpool, or any other top English club for that matter.

France head coach Didier Deschamps included the forward in his World Cup squad alongside fellow strikers Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema, which shows the level he’s currently at.

Remy is fast, powerful, clinical and can play either centrally or on either flank. QPR would love to keep him at Loftus Road for the foreseeable future, but Harry Redknapp admitted back in May that the club stood very little chance of retaining the player’s services because of his reasonable release clause.

Loic Remy in action

Could Remy and co. replace the goals of Suarez?

Liverpool have banked a hefty profit by selling Suarez to Barcelona, but replacing the Uruguay international’s goals promises to be an extremely difficult task.

Suarez netted 31 Premier League goals last season - but, with the Reds competing in next season’s Champions League campaign, recruiting several quality forwards may be more beneficial to the club than signing one world-class replacement such as Karim Benzema, who has also been linked with a move to Anfield in recent days.

Liverpool fans: do you agree or disagree? Do you now need a world-class striker to replace Suarez? Have your say in the comment section below.

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