By Matthew Henderson
Liverpool’s summer spending could continue with the double acquisition of Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain and Mexico’s Hector Herrera, according to reports.
Higuain, who has also been linked with Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Manchester United, was watched by Jurgen Klopp during Argentina’s 2-1 win over Chile in the Copa America on Monday night.
Following the appearance of both Higuain and Klopp at last night’s Copa America group stage fixture, speculation has intensified over what would be a sensational move to Anfield.
However, the Reds would need to splash the cash in order to stand a chance of landing the striker, with the Liverpool Echo claiming Higuain’s release clause stands at £73m.
Klopp watching Higuain last night with his brother and agent. He also left minutes after Higuain was subbed. pic.twitter.com/AHLoZCmdbh
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The former Real Madrid forward broke the all-time record for goals scored in a single Serie A season in 2015/16, finding the net 36 times in 35 outings as Napoli secured Champions League football with a second place finish.
Higuain also scored twice in the Europa League but could not prevent his side from exiting the competition at the round of 32 stage.
Meanwhile, reports in Mexico cited by Sky Sports have linked Porto midfielder Herrera with a move to Anfield, with LFC apparently ‘one step away’ from completing the transfer.
Herrera, valued at £14million according to GiveMeSport, joined Porto in 2013 and scored for his country in the 3-1 win over group stage opponents Uruguay on Monday.
The midfielder also featured on the scoresheet nine times for his club during 2015-16 and provided four assists as Porto finished third in the Portugese top flight.
Klopp has already secured the services of goalkeeper Loris Karius and defender Joel Matip this summer, in addition to the signing of Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic in January.
In other Liverpool FC news, Celtic have been linked with a move for a £3million Reds defender.