If Liverpool decide to splash the cash for one or more attacking players this summer, the name Bobby Wood probably wouldn't be on the top of most wish lists. However, if reports out of the Metro are to be believed, Liverpool scouts are tracking the 23-year-old American international striker, and were reportedly impressed by his two goals during Union Berlin's 4-0 win over FSV Frankfurt earlier this month.
The young striker plays for 2. Bundesliga side Union Berlin, and has scored 14 goals in 25 appearances this season. Wood fits the mold of the prototypical American striker: athletic, scrappy, and scores more goals than reasonably should be expected.
That's all well and good, but it would be a curious signing for Liverpool, and one that I couldn't see really helping the squad. Unless there are some departures up top, Wood would likely be the sixth choice striker behind Sturridge, Origi, Firmino, Ings, and Benteke.
The only facet that could make this somewhat plausible is the fact that Liverpool's notoriously American ownership think that having a US international player could help increase Liverpool's American fan-base. Although, I don't know how signing a player who won't play would help a team's popularity. Just please don't offer up Jordan Henderson as a make-weight this time.