Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is looking to bring in another striker over the summer, despite Rickie Lambert and Daniel Sturridge impressing him in training.
Liverpool have lost Luis Suarez during this transfer window to Barcelona and they are keen to ensure that the loss of the Uruguayan does not have too detrimental an effect on their results by making sure they sign a goalscorer.
Suarez notched 31 times in the Premier League last season and finding someone to find the back of the net on such regular occasions again will be a tough ask.
Rodgers has already brought in Lambert and Divock Origi, who can play up-front, this summer although the latter will be loaned back to Lille for the season as Rodgers is keen for the 19-year-old to continue to get regular exposure to first-team football.
It means that Lambert and Sturridge will be their first choice partnership up-top, as things stand, and Rodgers has been happy with the initial promise the pairing is showing, although he still wants one more attacking addition.
“I looked at the combinations today in training between Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert and they were exceptional,” he said.
“I think we’ll see Daniel push on again this season and hopefully he can stay injury free.
“Rickie already looks very comfortable in the group and we’ll also look to bring another striker in if possible."
Liverpool are currently on a pre-season tour of America and it appears that Sturridge and Lambert are utilising the pre-season well to get used to eachother’s strengths.
Sturridge won the man-of-the-match award in Liverpool’s opening game of the tour – a 1-0 victory over Olympiacos, whilst Lambert featured in that match and in their more recent 1-0 defeat to Roma, but they have not had much of a chance to work in tandem yet.
That means that Liverpool fans are still waiting to see just how effective that the front-two are, but they will be buoyed by Rodgers’ words that it is working well out of the public eye.
In terms of the players they may bring in, Loic Remy was a known target, but after the deal to sign him fell through at the last minute it seems as if the club have had to go back to the drawing board.
Also linked with a move are Jay Rodriguez, although he could complete a switch to Tottenham soon, Wilfried Bony and, perhaps rather optimistically, Karim Benzema.
Any one of the trio would make a good addition, but it remains to seen if it will be an unmentioned recruit that is brought to Anfield by Rodgers.
Whoever it is, it seems as if they will face a double challenge because not only will they have to cover the void left by Suarez, they will also face to struggle of breaking up a partnership which is already showing signs of flourishing in training.
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