Liverpool legend Jan Molby believes Athletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao would be the ideal addition to the club's stuttering strike force.

The Reds have been guilty of missing a host of opportunities this season, with forwards Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez regularly off target this term as the pair look to prove their worth on Merseyside.

After being downed by the clinical Robin van Persie last weekend, Molby has a suggestion for the club's owners this summer.

"People say Arsenal rely on Robin Van Persie but I would rather have someone to rely on than not," he said.

"Single handedly, Van Persie keeps them in games. If Liverpool had someone of that ilk then I believe they would be where Tottenham Hotspur are in the table.

"Even if you’ve not played well but have still won 2-1, the scrutiny is far less intense. I’ve always been an admirer of Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao.

"He is a Javier Hernandez type of player. Perhaps not the greatest footballer around, but someone who will work extremely hard and will always be in the box scoring goals."

After staring in a quadruple winning Porto team last season, Falcao has scored 23 goals for Athletico Madrid this term, with the club still in the hunt for a European spot.

Missed chances have undermined Liverpool attempts to qualify for the Champions League this season, with Kenny Dalglish's side currently in seventh.

In fact, the club could suffer the embarrassment of finishing below West Bromwich Albion, managed by former boss Roy Hodgson, who are currently four points behind in the Premier League table.

The club's Carling Cup win means they are assured of European football this season, however a Champions League place is that most craved by the Anfield faithful.

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