Liverpool want Jermain Defoe for 10million from Tottenham

Liverpool ready to pounce on 10m Defoe as Remy chase signals Spurs exit for striker

Liverpool are hoping to use Harry Redknapp's pursuit of Loic Remy to their advantage by snapping up Jermain Defoe for 10million.

Redknapp was at Marseille's Ligue 1 clash against Lille on Sunday night to watch Tottenham's main target Remy score both goals in a 2-0 victory.

Defoe is already unsettled at his lack of starts this season, thanks to the form of Emmanuel Adebayor, and should Remy be prised away from l'OM, the England striker would find himself further down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.

What about me Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has found himself playing second fiddle to Emmanuel Adebyor at White Hart Lane this season

What about me Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has found himself playing second fiddle to Emmanuel Adebyor at White Hart Lane this season

Kenny Dalglish needs further firepower to reignite his side's challenge for a top-four finish, with Liverpool held to a seventh home draw of the season on Saturday by Stoke City.

Luis Suarez is serving an eight-match ban, Andy Carroll is struggling to live up to his 35m price tag, while Dirk Kuyt has not scored in the league so far this season and Craig Bellamy has bagged just four.

Audition: Harry Redknapp watched Loic Remy (right) on Sunday night

Audition: Harry Redknapp watched Loic Remy (right) on Sunday night

Defoe is a proven Premier League goalscorer and has notched seven strikes in 15 league games this term despite playing second fiddle to Adebayor.

The former West Ham and Portsmouth hotshot needs games to force his way into Fabio Capello's plans for Euro 2012.