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Four strikers Liverpool could sign if Timo Werner transfer fails to materialise

Liverpool are set to go all out to sign Timo Werner this summer. The Reds seem set on activating his £50million release clause which is due to expire at the end of April but Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United are also in contention. Express Sport takes a look at the strikers Liverpool could sign as a back-up plan, if they fail in their pursuit to land the RB Leipzig frontman.

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Liverpool are after Timo Werner this summer (Image: GETTY)Carlos ViniciusThe Benfica frontman has been linked with the Reds and has a similar profile to Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool scouts have watched the Primeira Liga outfit several times this season and he is one of the players to have caught the eye.He has struck 15 goals this season in 19 league matches and looks like a player who could take off in the next few years.His £92m release clause could prove a big issue though.

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Carlos Vinicius is one option for Liverpool (Image: GETTY)Victor OsimhenExpress Sport understands that Osimhen is a player Liverpool have been watching closely.

The Nigerian international has struck 13 times in Ligue 1 this season for Lille, with his electric pace causing Chelsea problems in the Champions League.Manchester United are also said to be in the hunt and Osimhen, with Tottenham also monitoring his progress.At just 21 years old, there is increasing optimism in France that the jet-heeled striker could become world-class in years to come.

Victor Osimhen is being tracked by Liverpool (Image: GETTY)Diogo JotaNot quite an out and out No 9 but Jota has already cut it in the Premier League and would not need any time to adapt.He usually lines up on the left for Wolves which could allow Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah to move central with Roberto Firmino dropping into the No 10.

.Jota fits Klopps style like a glove and could be up for grabs for around £50m.If the Portuguese was to play alongside world-class players, his output would only increase...

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