Following the forward’s exploits in this season’s Premier League, Steven Fletcher is being linked with a move to Anfield supposedly to relieve some of the scoring pressures at the club.
It’s understood that the Merseysiders were intending to purchase another attacker this month – despite spending £58m on two forwards last January – but the eight-match suspension of Luis Suarez has only increased their need for reinforcements.
Just two seasons ago, Fletcher was plying his trade at relegation-battling Burnley and despite the Clarets’ relegation to the Championship, the striker remained in the top flight after signing for Mick McCarthy’s Wolves.
Since signing for the West Midlands outfit in the summer of 2010, Fletcher has made 50 appearances for the Molineux outfit, netting on 21 occasions.
Nine of those goals have come in the current campaign after the Scot experienced a surge in quality, leading some of the Premier League elite to prick up their ears in response.
The 24 year-old was at the heart of international debate in 2011 after falling out with Scotland international boss, Craig Levein, after he wasn’t selected or an early Euro 2012 qualifying match.
The dispute carried on throughout the year, however the matter is expected to be resolved soon after Mick McCarthy revealed that his star is keen to return to the Scottish national side.
Although Fletcher isn’t the most obvious of household name goalscorers, the Reds have reason to chase his signature as when compared to the form of £35m Andy Carroll, the Scot looks prolific.
A British talent in his own right, the Wolves talisman may earn his way up to the big times this month if Liverpool are prepared to stump up his £8m valuation, some £2m more than Wolverhampton paid for him in 2010.