The news that Daniel Sturridge is set for another spell on the sidelines, and will subsequently travel to Boston to try and finally put the injury problems to bed, has left Brendan Rodgers’s transfer plans up in the air.
Our main problem this season has arguably been putting the ball in the back of the net. Our situation has not been helped by the 25-year-old’s struggles, which have cost him around six months of the campaign. In his absence, the likes of Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert, and Fabio Borini have struggled to get on the scoresheet.
According to the Daily Mirror, the boss was keen on bringing in PSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay, who – whilst he’s been prolific in the Eredivisie this year – is not an out and out striker. Therefore, he may look to other targets, and be willing to break the bank to secure them, thus sacrificing strengthening other areas also.
The risk is that paying a large fee for one big name piles the pressure on that player to succeed quickly, and there’s nowhere to hide for Rodgers should the gamble not pay off. However, Sturridge needs help, and there is nothing quite like the acquisition of a brand new striker to create a buzz around the place.
The Mirror has Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Jackson Martinez of Porto both listed as potential candidates.