Five strikers Liverpool should have signed in the January transfer window

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We didn’t sign any new attacking talent in the January transfer window. Will it come back to haunt us?

Brendan Rodgers may have missed a trick in not bringing in a new striker this month and I can only hope this doesn’t negatively affect our chances of a top four finish.

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Daniel Sturridge is back – and with a bang – but it seems risky not to have added to our attack during the January transfer window. It’s fair to say that none of our other strikers have stepped up to the plate in his absence.

Rickie Lambert may have improved of late but on the whole hasn’t delivered.

Fabio Borini is another who has shown green shoots of improvement, but while his effort cannot be doubted, it is not good enough to lead an attack of a side that wants to win things.

As for Mario… well, Mario continues to be Mario…

This has led to Rodgers pushing to convert Raheem Sterling into a striker, a move that will in my view pay dividends, but in the short term the amount of pressure on the England man could lead to the youngster burning out.

Here are five strikers Rodgers should have pushed to sign – admittedly some more realistic than others…

Andre-Pierre Gignac (Marseille)

The Marseille man is out of contract in the summer and has been in superb form. He was linked with Liverpool as recently as yesterday, and would be a fine acquisition in the summer on a free transfer.

Jay Rodriguez (Southampton)

Yes he’s suffering with injuries but should be back in the first team picture again soon. Those fitness concerns could in fact have made it easier to land the England international – and also perhaps reduce the Saints’ asking price.

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