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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to make an audacious £50 million bid for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema when the transfer window opens in January. 

The 27-year-old has been in good form for Madrid this season, scoring 14 goals in all competitions whilst being a regular in Madrid's 'BBC attack', consisting of Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Struggle

Rodgers has seen his side struggle in front of goal this term, since the departure of last season's Golden Boot winner Luis Suarez and the reoccurring injury to Daniel Sturridge.

The Madrid forward has formed a superb attacking force with the other superstars at the club, which have helped him hit some real heights in form during the last few seasons. 

Occasions

A move to bring the Frenchman to Liverpool has been rumoured on numerous occasions in the past, and he may have been persuaded last season when Rodgers' men were one of the highest-flying teams in Europe. 

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However, with Carlo Ancelotti's men in scintillating form and Liverpool struggling rather badly, it seems Benzema may just want to stay with the Champions League winners.

Liverpool would have to splash out with wages as well as the transfer fee too, with the striker likely to demand more than the £150,000 a week he gets paid in Spain.

Move

As much as Benzema may not want the move, if a bid of £50m is made, Ancelotti is likely to cash in on the French frontman, to raise the funds to sign a dream frontline - as if the current one is not good enough. 

Spanish journalist Manuel Esteban has revealed that it is only a matter of time before Benzema departs, which would allow Madrid to make moves for top targets Sergio Aguero and Marco Reus. 

Thin ice

"Benzema is on thin ice. If they receive a big bid, they will not be hesitant."

"The dream is to combine Kun Aguero, Marco Reus and Cristiano Ronaldo, who would become the best front line in the world of football," Esteban said. 

The Liverpool boss has resorted to playing Raheem Sterling as a lone striker in both matches against Manchester United and Bournemouth this week, due to the poor performances of Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini this term. 

Score

Balotelli has failed to score a Premier League goal and has only managed to find the net twice since signing for the Reds, whilst Borini is yet to score this season -  and we could see both depart in January.

Lambert has also only netted twice since his move, putting increasing pressure on manager Rodgers, who has been the talk of a departure from the club if they do not improve soon. 

Many would see Benzema as a perfect signing to bolster Liverpool's desperate attacking unit, however with reported interest from Arsenal and the huge amount of money it would cost, can the deal be done?

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Rickie Lambert
Karim Benzema
Liverpool
Fabio Borini
Raheem Sterling
Mario Balotelli
Football
Brendan Rodgers

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