Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confessed that he’s still on the lookout for a top class striker following the sale of Luis Suarez.
The Reds cashed in on their controversial Uruguayan forward earlier this summer, letting him leave to join Barcelona in a £75m deal.
With the cash from the Spaniards and the mega-money Premier League TV deal, the Merseysiders have since spent close to £100m to snap up eight new players, but only Rickie Lambert – a £4m buy from Southampton – is an orthodox centre-forward.
Loic Remy was seen as the man to fill Suarez’s boots, but his £8.5m switch from QPR collapsed due to problems discovered in his medical, while Wilfried Bony and Samuel Eto’o have been mooted as targets.
Rodgers says that there is cash in place at Anfield to get a new goal-getter in, but that he and the club will not panic:
“We needed to improve the squad in the various areas of the team and that is what we have done,” he is quoted by BT Sport.
“We haven’t brought in another striker other than Rickie Lambert but we aim to do that.
“It is not as if there is any panic buying – the money is there.
“That would have been whether Luis was here or not, but with him gone we wanted to improve that top end of the field and that is something we will look to do right until the end.
“If we don’t, it means the right player hasn’t become available for us, and if that is the case we will continue with the group we have and I will be happy to go into the season with that team.”