La Liga hotshot tipped to become next Torres partner at Anfield

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Former Anfield star Jamie Redknapp has urged Liverpool to buy Karim Benzema.

The Frenchman has struggled to make an impact since moving to Real Madrid from Lyon for €35 million last year, but the 22-year-old demonstrated his class last night as France brushed aside England at Wembley.

Benzema opened the scoring with a neat finish past England stopper Ben Foster, and his sparkling performance on the hallowed turf led Redknapp to back Liverpool to move for the striker.

“Liverpool need a striker and they should look no further than Karim Benzema," the ex-Liverpool midfielder wrote in the Daily Mail.

“He played this game like it was his personal audition. He’s started only one league game for Real Madrid this season and we could all see last night that he is better than that. Benzema enjoyed his night and put on a bit of a show.

“The new Anfield owners have their first challenge: sign him.”

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has reportedly identified Benzema as the man to add more potency to his strike force and, in turn, take the goalscoring burden away from injury prone Anfield hero Fernando Torres.

Benzema is reportedly valued at around £15-20 million and, after Liverpool director of football strategy Damien Comolli revealed the club could break the bank to bring a 'world-class' player to Anfield in January, a move for the France ace would appear to be a realistic prospect.

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