Liverpool are ready to battle it out with Arsenal in the race to sign Ivory Coast international striker Didier Drogba.
The Reds were sounded out about the prospect of taking the former Chelsea legend to Anfield on a short-term contract, although they would have to pay him around £120,000 a week.
Kop boss Brendan Rodgers is a huge admirer of Drogba and worked with the player at Stamford Bridge when he was a member of Chelsea's coaching staff.
He attempted to distance himself from the links last month, as confusion spread about Drogba's immediate future with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
Drogba is looking for an escape route, along with player-boss, Nicolas Anelka, with boardroom unrest about continuing to finance the existing regime.
Reports state Arsenal have also been sounded out but officials on Merseyside are now on high alert for the 34-year-old, as they look to increase their firepower, following the controversial loan of Andy Carroll to West Ham.
The latest odds to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season have Arsenal at 1.57, Liverpool at 4.50, Chelsea at 1.12 and Everton at 7.00.
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