​Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman believes Liverpool should try to sign Leicester forward Jamie Vardy.

Vardy struggled during the first half of the season, but thrived following the sacking of former Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri, ending up with 13 Premier League goals in 35 appearances after leading the club to the top flight title the year before.

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Liverpool have largely played with Roberto Firmino as their striker, with Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge often featuring as strikers from the substitutes bench, but the Reds struggled going forwards during Sadio Mane's departure to the Africa Cup of Nations before the winger was injured and ruled out for the rest of the season.

Having started the season in terrific goalscoring form, Liverpool dropped off towards the end of the campaign and eventually finished ahead of Arsenal to claim a Champions League spot, but Osman believes the club should be targeting Vardy as a potential target ahead of next season.

​​Mane was Liverpool's top scorer along with Philippe Coutinho, with both of the forwards scoring 13 league goals, while Firmino bagged 11, Adam Lallana an impressive eight and Origi and James Milner also contributing seven strikes apiece.

Liverpool eventually finished as the Premier League's fourth highest scorers with 78 goals, with Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City all scoring more than their Anfield rivals.

Vardy was in great form during Leicester's title win in the 2015-16 season, scoring 24 Premier League goals in 36 matches and starring in an attacking role alongside Riyad Mahrez.