Liverpool should forget Loic Remy and Jay Rodriguez

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Loic Remy will not be playing his football at Liverpool next season after failing his medical at the club.

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Proven striker

The French International flew to Boston, USA to have his medical whilst the Merseyside club are on their pre-season tour of the country. The Reds and QPR agreed a fee of £8.5 million and the striker had agreed contract terms.

It is unknown what grounds Remy has failed his medical on, however it must be a fairly big issue if it is enough to end the transfer.

Losing Remy will be a big loss for Liverpool. He is a proven striker, netting 20 goals in 40 Premier League appearances over the previous year-and-a-half for QPR and Newcastle United.

A new target

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has now reportedly turned his attention to striker Jay Rodriguez who currently plays for Southampton, a side the Northern Irishman is very familiar with.

Rodgers has already signed Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert in the past few months from the Saints and defender Dejan Lovren has been announced as the club's latest signing from the south coast side.

Rodriguez was on Rodgers' transfer list previously before the Liverpool manager decided that Remy would make a better option. Nonetheless, it seems that he has renewed his interest in the 24-year-old, who bagged 15 goals last season for Southampton despite his campaign ending in March due to injury

If Liverpool want to snatch Rodriguez, they will have stiff competition in signing the former Burnley man. Southampton have offered the forward a lucrative five-year contract that will undoubtedly make him the highest paid player on the club's books.

Moreover, his former manager Mauricio Pochettino was the man who got the best out of the youngster at Southampton and he is rumoured to want to bring Rodriguez to his new side Tottenham Hotspur.

Forget both of them

Personally, I would like to see Rodgers abandon both Remy and Rodriguez. Although they are both talented players, I would much prefer the extra cash go towards a world class player such as Marco Reus from Borrusia Dortmund.

Liverpool already have every are covered, especially with youth. It is now time for Rodgers to bring a bit of class to Anfield, a player with Champions League experience who will take a front line role at the club and help improve the talented youngsters.

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