Liverpool join Spurs in the race to sign one of Europe's best strikers

Liverpool have today joined Tottenham in the race to sign Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski. The German international is set to depart the Bundesliga giants once the January transfer window opens after yesterday telling the club he wanted to leave in the winter.

The 23-year old yesterday handed in a transfer request after a difficult start to the season. Podolski has struggled to maintain his place in the Bayern starting eleven this season and he is now ready to leave the Allianz Arena for pastures new.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was yesterday linked with a possible move for Podolski, however he will now face competition from Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez. Both managers are looking to strengthen their squad's once the window opens and Podolski could become the centre of a massive bidding war.

Whether it's White Hart Lane or Anfield Podlski ends up at I don't care. I just want to see him come to the Premier League because I feel he would be a real success in England. He is without doubt one of Europe's best strikers and he would definitely make either side in question a better outfit.