Former Reds striker: Liverpool need more forwards

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With Brendan Rodgers still looking to reinforce the Reds attacking force, Neil Mellor has said it may need more than one addition.

Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor has indicated his worry that Liverpool will struggle unless they bring at least one striker into the first team squad.

Though Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge both netted in the weekend's win over Southampton, aside from new signing Rickie Lambert there are precious few central striker options for Brendan Rodgers to employ were the former Chelsea man to lose form or fitness.

Discussing the likely arrival of a forward in the coming days, Mellor also stated that he wouldn't be surprised to see a second attacking reinforcement to help relieve some of the burden on Sturridge.

"Whatever striker he decides to bring in, there will probably be another striker brought in too," said the 31-year-old.

"I expect two more additions between now and the transfer window closing."

With Rodgers still said to be looking at reinforcing the forward line, amid reports of interest in Mario Balotelli, Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao, it looks like the Northern Irishman is acutely aware of the need for a big name signing.

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Liverpool graduate Mellor is a bit of a favourite at Anfield, despite playing so few games there. In 2004-05 he managed to net 5 goals in 16 games, including famous strikes against Arsenal and the Reds' legendary comeback win against Olympiakos on the way to winning the Champions League.

Knee injuries robbed him off the chance to play in Istanbul, and that proved to be the final contribution the forward would make at the club, with loan moves to West Ham and Wigan failing to bring back his form. Mellor ended up heading to Preston, where injuries again were a problem. Though he enjoyed some decent goalscoring form at Deepdale, and on loan to Sheffield Wednesday, Mellor was forced to hang up his boots in 2012 before he reached 30.

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