Benteke is yet to find his feet in a Liverpool shirt.

Five strikers who can make Liverpool Premier League contenders next season

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Despite an array of injuries to his side, particularly in forward areas, Jurgen Klopp's first season at Liverpool has been steady.

With Christian Benteke struggling for form in a Reds shirt and Daniel Sturridge spending most of his time on the treatment table, the German has been forced to deploy Roberto Firmino as a makeshift striker.

Top of his wish list this summer, therefore, might be to bring in another striker of Sturridge's quality - but one that can play the majority of games over the course of a full season. Here are five options.


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Having played well and scored consistently for Manchester City during his time at the Etihad, many expected Dzeko to flourish when given greater first-team opportunities upon his loan move to Roma.

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However, the Bosnian's poor record of just seven Serie A goals scored this term will unlikely see the Italians shell out the sort of fee City will demand.

With a multi-billion TV deal set to come into play this summer, though, Klopp will have the funds to bring in a forward capable of scoring consistently in the English top-flight - and Dzeko has proved he's just that.


Berahino is something of a conundrum for West Brom manager Tony Pulis. He should be his star player, yet the controversy surrounding his desire to play elsewhere last summer has seen him largely left on the sidelines this campaign.

West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace - Premier League

The England international has since struggled for form, and signing a player of his temperament represents a risk for Klopp, but he of all people should be able to prise the best out of him.


Mandzukic has safely proved he can score in almost any league across Europe. From Croatia to Germany, Spain and finally to Italy, the striker has found the net wherever he has travelled.

Despite his record, the 29-year-old has fallen slightly out of favour at Juventus and a move elsewhere could be on the cards.

Juventus FC v US Sassuolo Calcio - Serie A

The fact he'll be 30 this summer would also see his valuation be far less than the £13.6 million the Italian giants paid last year.


At the age of just 22, Alcacer is already a star in his native Spain having netted 17 times in all competitions last campaign and bagged his first international goal in September 2014.

Valencia's struggles under the guidance of Gary Neville have been well documented this season, but Alcacer has still managed to bag a respectable nine league goals so far.

Valencia CF v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

The young forward still has plenty of time to develop and has already proved he is very dangerous when played in a good side, as suggested by his goalscoring record for Spain.


Lyon's Lacazette was linked with a host of Europe's top clubs last summer after scoring 27 league goals during the 2014/15 campaign.

But the bubble seems to have quickly burst for the Frenchman given his and Lyon's failure to replicate last season's form this time around.


Thirteen league goals this campaign is by no means a poor record, though, and it seems Lacazette is finding his feet again at the perfect time with the summer transfer window looming.

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