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Liverpool target new striker in January window

Both Liverpool and Arsenal have been reported to be tracking the progress of wonder kid Wilfried Zaha who broke into Crystal Palace's side in the 2010/11 season but has been a virtual ever present this season and has been showing growing maturity with his performances in the Carling Cup drawning glowing praise.

However, both sides were not expected to make any type of move for the teenager until next summer at the earliest with the clubs recognising the importance of the Ivory Coast born striker's development at Palace.

With talk of a new contract at Crystal Palace and Andy Carroll still to find the form that got him a move from Newcastle and  Luis Suarez facing a possible suspension Kenny Dalglish is thought to favour a move in January and are reported to be likely to make a bid for the England Under 19 player.

The Reds have invested in the likes of Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Sebastian Coates in 2011 and they are now hoping to bring in Zaha, who can play either as an orthodox striker or out wide and appear to have the potential to make the step up to the top tier.

The teenage attacker has impressed many with this performances for Palace this season and is now a regular in Dougie Freedman’s first team.

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