Liverpool is ready to buy Croatian forward Eduardo from rivals Arsenal in a 10 million pound deal in order to strengthen their attacking options.
The constant absence of first-choice Fernando Torres has convinced coach Rafa Benitez that he needs more firepower and he hopes to convince the Liverpool board to finance the deal with the club in a fraught battle for fourth place.
Liverpool cannot contemplate missing out on next season's Champions League and Benitez hopes that will release the purse strings, News of the World reports.
Eduardo has started just three Premier League games this season despite fully recovering from the horror injury he picked up against Birmingham at the start of 2008.
The Brazilian-born forward was out for a year following the challenge from Manchetser City's Martin Taylor that broke his ankle and his fibula.
But he has been back since February and wants a more prominent role at Arsenal that Arsene Wenger cannot currently give him.
Eduardo will seek talks with Arsene Wenger to see if he features in his long-term plans and if the Arsenal boss is not convincing, Liverpool is ready to get him.