Liverpool set to swoop for unsettled Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to make a January raid for Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

The Reds boss is on alert after the 29-year-old Holland international postponed talks on a new contract with the German side.

Huntelaar will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January, as his current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.

But Rodgers is keen on a cut-price deal in January for the former Real Madrid star in order to solve his present lack of firepower, reports the Daily Star.

Liverpool are currently struggling to cope with Luis Suarez as their only fit striker.

Huntelaar has also been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham.