Liverpool’s strikers have netted just an appalling four goals between them. FOUR.
Last season, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge managed 52 league goals between them.
As a result of this, Liverpool’s position in the league has well and truly slumped. Well, onto the main question. Who will Brendan Rodgers look to buy in just under two weeks’ time?
First on the list is the obvious option. Recall Divock Origi from his loan spell at Lille. He is big, strong and powerful, as well as being blessed with great natural pace and skill.
Liverpool could already have the solution in their position but if they were to recall him, it would cost. But, Origi has showed that he can be proven on the big stages, with goals and the World Cup after taking Romelu Lukaku’s place in the side.
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The next option Liverpool have is to sign a proven Premier League goalscorer. The man with the most goals in 2014 in the league, Wilfred Bony.
The Ivorian is a proven goal scorer. Also, like Origi, he is big and powerful which allows him to play up front alone or link with another striker. The only problem would be the sheer amount of money that Liverpool would have to pay to lure him away from the Liberty Stadium.
The expensive option that has been circling in the press is Karim Benzema.
Liverpool have been rumoured to be weighing up a £50 million bid for the French International. Benzema would almost certainly be a success on Merseyside, however the question is could Liverpool lure him away from Madrid.
Daniel Sturridge will return in the new year, but he cannot do it alone. He will need a strike partner to be as lethal and clinical as him if Liverpool are to sneak into the top four this season.
Who that will be remains unknown for now, but I would not be surprised to see Liverpool in the market in January.