Reds back in for striker
Liverpool look likely to win the race for Michael Owen after reports claimed he was very keen on a return to Anfield.
Owen is out of contract so can move outside of the transfer window and a whole host of clubs had been interested with Stoke boss Tony Pulis thought to be leading the race until news of Liverpool's interest broke.
The 32-year-old is still said to be a massive Reds fan and would jump at the chance of a return to the club where he made his name before moving on to Real Madrid in August 2004 for £8m, then going to Newcastle and finally Manchester United, who released him last summer.
Boss Brendan Rodgers has not shown any interest in Owen but could now be forced to make a move after failing to replace Andy Carroll before Friday's transfer deadline.
They are now short in attack and reports have claimed that Rodgers will attempt to take him back to Anfield, Sunderland are also thought to be keen but Owen is sure to opt for Liverpool given a chance.