As Liverpool searched for reinforcements in the summer, a striker appeared to be high up on the list of priorities for Jurgen Klopp.
The superb front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are all a year older and closing in on hitting 30.
Diogo Jota's signing from Wolves last summer added some much needed competition and youthful energy to the front line but the other back up options in Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi were largely unconvincing last season.
Another attacking option in Xherdan Shaqiri was sold to Olympique Lyonnais which appeared to free up a non homegrown spot in the squad.
As a result, a number of young strikers were linked with Liverpool in the summer window and one name that was continually talked about by the the media was Jarrod Bowen of West Ham United.
The 24-year-old was signed from Hull City by the team from the London Stadium after impressing in the Championship where he had scored 52 goals in 117 games.
Since joining the Hammers, Bowen has proved he can cut it at the top level and his statistics are similar to those of Sadio Mane at Southampton.
Whilst a summer transfer didn't come to fruition, as a young English player with potential to improve further it seems to represent what would be a Liverpool type signing under FSG.
The Independent Sport reported this week that the pacey striker is not only still of interest to Liverpool but has also been looked at for some time by Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
After two good performances against Manchester United over the past few days, Bowen will have only increased the interest in him from his long term admired.
His promising early season form following up on the eight goals and five assists in the Premier League last season will mean he will not come cheap.
The London club will be looking to make a hefty profit on the player they paid around £20million for back in January 2020.
This is a transfer story that has potential to run into next summer with West Ham likely to be unwilling to sell their asset in January assuming they carry on their promising start to the season both domestically and in Europe.