Liverpool are preparing to turn their attention to Brazil striker Leandro Damiao writes Dean Jones of the Sunday People.

There are still fears on Merseyside that a new bid close to £50million could see Arsenal sign Luis Suarez.

And with Tottenham and Manchester United now trying to hijack Liverpool’s move for top target Willian the Anfield giants want to ensure they are not left short of ­attacking options.

Brendan Rodgers has large funds available for a ­marquee signing before the transfer window closes.

The club have already missed out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan who chose Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa – and the Reds are concerned the same thing could yet happen with Anzhi Makhachkala’s exciting ­attacker Willian 25.

Liverpool have back-up ­options in place as potential major ­signings though.

And Sunday People Sport ­understands Brazilian forward Damiao 24 is on that list.

The Internacional striker has long been pursued by Tottenham but they found it difficult to ­negotiate a deal.