KEY POINTS

  • Liverpool's current frontline is arguably the best in English football
  • The Reds could consider adding FC Dallas striker Ricardo Pepi in the future
  • All parties are still figuring out how to sign Mohamed Salah into a contract extension

Liverpool could fancy bringing in a formidable striker from outside Europe.

The Reds arguably have the best frontline in English football thus far with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota.

However, certain changes are brewing as Liverpool is among the clubs interested in signing FC Dallas goal machine Ricardo Pepi, HITC reported.

The report said that Liverpool has been keeping tabs on Pepi since last month.

However, the Reds are joined by other top European clubs, including Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax.

Should a switch to Liverpool come to fruition, Pepi could become the most expensive sale in MLS history with his potential transfer expected to cost around the region of £11million ($15million), the report added.

Pepi drew attention from big-name European clubs after notching a remarkable 13 goals in his last 31 MLS games.

Atop that, the 18-year-old also scored three times in his six caps for the U.S. national team.

What’s even more interesting, Pepi insisted that playing in Europe is the "next step” in his soaring career.

“I know that I’m ready for the next step,” Pepi recently told Fox Sports. “The next step is Europe.”

“I have to be careful with what I choose,” he added. “There’s a World Cup coming, and I want to be able to participate, so I need to make sure that I’m playing. I don’t want to go sit on a bench. That’s basically what my decision is going to be based on.”

At the moment, Liverpool is reportedly dealing with the contract renewal of Salah.

Widespread rumors swirled that Jurgen Klopp’s side has not been able to secure a fresh set of terms for the Egyptian superstar, who is approaching the final year of his current deal with Liverpool.

This means that the Reds will have to seal an extension deal with Salah or they will lose the prolific striker for free.

Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa is now “working hard ” to get his new Liverpool deal done, Give Me Sport reported, citing reputable transfer insider Dean Jones.

Whatever the future will be, one thing certain at this point is that Liverpool is unlikely to be aggressive in signing players, particularly strikers at least until Klopp changes his mind.

“People are now saying: ‘You have to sign two strikers of the same quality of Sadio [Mane] and Mo [Salah].’ That cannot be the solution because we cannot do that,” Klopp said early in the season.

“Other teams signed players, fine. Now, we will play them and see what we can do.”

Mohamed Salah scored twice for Liverpool in a dramatic game in Madrid Mohamed Salah scored twice for Liverpool in a dramatic game in Madrid Photo: AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS