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Liverpool are crying out to win their first Premier League title and although this season’s crown is bound to land in Manchester City’s hands, there is a way that Jurgen Klopp can ensure success for the 2018/19 campaign.

Whenever the Reds have come close to success in the past, it has been when they have had an elite striker among their ranks whether it be Fernando Torres or Luis Suarez.

Roberto Firmino is a great player, but the Brazilian is definitely someone who can be improved upon and the perfect solution is Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema.

Spanish publication Diario Gol has reported that Liverpool have approached Madrid with an enquiry about Benzema, 30, after Los Blancos president Florentino Perez put him up for sale in the summer transfer window.

The Sun has reported that the France international has a jaw-dropping £890million release clause tied into his current £150,000-a-week deal at the Bernabeu, but there’s absolutely no chance that Madrid would be demanding anywhere near that kind of money and Liverpool should still have their pockets nicely lined by the money earned from cashing in on Philippe Coutinho.

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Benzema has not been at his best for the past couple of seasons but a change in scenery will do him the world of good.

The former Lyon striker is an elite performer when he finds his rhythm and playing alongside the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will get the very best of out him as he will become the focal point of attacks rather than sitting in Cristiano Ronaldo’s shadow in the Spanish capital.

Klopp has to do whatever he can to get this deal over the line because this Liverpool side look like one that could grab the Premier League title if they made one or two changes.

In other Liverpool news, it has been confirmed that this Chelsea winger has moved to Anfield.

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