Southampton want £4m more from Reds
Liverpool have been told they must up their bid for Shane Long from £8million to £12m.
The Reds are believed to be interested in signing the Irishman as their striking woes continue, with Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Divock Origi all sidelined through injury.
The trio being absent leaves Jurgen Klopp with just Christian Benteke as a fit striker, but the German has opted against using the Belgian and has played with a false number-nine instead.
With Klopp keen to strengthen the attacking department, he’s turned his attentions to Long from Southampton, who’s reportedly available after the Saints signed Charlie Austin from Queens Park Rangers.
It emerged last week that Liverpool were interested in Long and that they had registered a bid worth around £8m, but they have now been told they must add £4m onto that offer.
Southampton signed Long for £12m back in 2014, and Ronald Koeman is eager to get that money back for the club.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt