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'Frightening' partner for Torres is Liverpool's no.1 priority

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Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman believes the club should focus on bringing a 'top centre forward' to the club next month.

There has been plenty of speculation over recent months about who Liverpool will sign in January – with names such as Mario Gomez and Johan Elmander frequently mentioned – and McManaman says it is imperative the club draft in support for Fernando Torres.

"Like every Liverpool fan I'd love a top, top centre forward to come in during January," he told the official Liverpool website.

"It'd be great to see another ruthless striker up there alongside Fernando Torres. That would be frightening. You'd then have David Ngog playing back-up to them and continuing his development.

"In an ideal world I'd like to see Steven (Gerrard) playing just off them with a sitting central midfielder. That would add something to Liverpool's attack and give the manager more options.

"That's not to say David Ngog hasn't done very well recently. He's still a young lad and it's difficult to come in and be the lone centre forward for Liverpool at his age.

"He's getting better and is improving all the time. He's learning his position and I think the stronger he gets, and the more experience he gets will see him become a good asset for Liverpool."

Roy Hodgson is thought to be on the lookout for more potent attacking options in January, but whether Liverpool can attract a high calibre striker to Anfield remains to be seen.

However, the Liverpool boss is expected to be backed by new Reds owners NESV in his pursuit of fresh blood with upwards of £20 million.

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