Liverpool FC boss Brendan Rodgers could be set to make a bid for Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz in the January transfer window.

Last season, Yilmaz netted 33 goals for Trabzonspor, making his total 55 in 74 appearances for the Turkish side. Premier League clubs Fulham, Tottenham and West Ham were all interested in acquiring the Turk’s goal-scoring abilities over the summer.

Yilmaz decided to remain in the Turkish League however, joining champions Galatasaray for €5 million, where he has now scored five in six so far this campaign. It now appears Rodgers will attempt to bring the striker to Anfield.

The Liverpool boss could certainly do with more options up front. With Andy Carroll off-loaded to West Ham, and the Reds pulling out of a deal for American forward Clint Dempsey, Rodgers has been left with Luis Suarez and 21-year-old Fabio Borini as his only options to spearhead the Liverpool attack.

Suarez has been amongst the goals this season, scoring seven in all competitions for the Merseysiders. Borini however, has only scored one in ten appearances since his £10.5 million move from Roma in the summer. The Turkish goal poacher would certainly fit the bill at Liverpool, who have netted just nine times in the Premier League this season, and find themselves in 14th place.

However, it is unclear whether Rodgers will be able to afford to bring the 27-year-old to Anfield.  It is believed Galatasaray will want a considerable mark-up on their new striker and value him at no less than £13 million.

Considering Kenny Dalglish’s over-spending last season and the £28million spent by Liverpool this summer, it is unknown whether American owners John Henry and Tom Werner will make funds available to the Liverpool manager.

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  • Bill
    2 years ago

    Not a cat in hells chance. John Henry ill not pay £13M for a 27 year old, or have you forgotten the Dempsey saga.

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  • Christy Malyan
    2 years ago

    Fabio Borini has broken his foot during an Italy Under 21’s match, meaning Rodgers will need to sign a striker soon unless he is to rely on the fitness of Suarez all season.

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  • BlaDeBla
    2 years ago

    According to transfermarkt.co.uk Rodgers has spent £37.5 million & recouped £9 million giving him a Net Spend of £28.5 million & he hasnt even been here 18 weeks yet .

    In 18 months Comolli spent £116 million & recouped £78 million which gave them a net spend of only £38 million & that doesnt factor in add on fees from players sold or the loan fees brought in from letting Aquilani & Cole go out on loan .

    To say Dalglish overspent is ridiculous seeing as Comolli was in charge of transfers but to even say that Comolli over spent is ridiculous .

    You cant fault the club for the market price of a player .

    Under Dalglish the club were taken from 4 points outside the relegation zone , returned to Europe at the 1’st available opportunity , got to two cup finals , ended a 6 year trophy drought , beat all our main rivals in high profile games .

    The other trophy winners in England last season were Man City & Chelsea so lets look at their net spend over the same time period to get an accurate comparison so that Dalglish’s trophy winning & squad rebuilding reign can be fairly assessed …

    Chelsea spent £168 million & recouped £27 millon giving them a net spend of £141 million which is over 3 times more than what Dalglish spent .

    Man City spent £84 million & recouped £26 Million giving them a net spend of £58 million but unlike Chelsea & LFC City spent nothing in the Jan transfer window but unlike Liverpool they didnt need to seeing as they werent in relegation trouble .

    Point is this … Rodgers is spending more & at a faster rate than Dalglish & he is delivering bottom 15 in the Premier League & Egg on our Faces in Europe .

    The trophy cabinet & European status at Anfield proves that the players brought in by Dalglish were a success just like the trophy cabinet & European status at City & Chelsea proves they have been a success .

    If LFC want to compete for trophies domestically & in Europe then they have to spend & if they want to compete for trophies then Dalglish should never have been sacked .

    YANKS OUT !!!

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    • paulex
      2 years ago

      dirty point. daglish used the money supposedly for an air-condition to buy a fan.. what will u mke of dat?

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      • BlaDeBla
        2 years ago

        I’ll make fcuk all outa that seeing as its pure spotty faced schoolboy jibberish .

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  • Christy Malyan
    2 years ago

    £35 million for andy carroll is overspending

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    • BlaDeBla
      2 years ago

      Are you living in a different dimension ?

      One where Babel & Torres didnt leave one of the smallest senior squads in the Premier League mid season for £60 Million ?

      Or do you think LFC being 4 points above the relegation zone should have just depended upon David NGog ?

      If so you are an idiot .

      Babel & Torres were sold & Suarez & Carroll were bought & the club made something like £2 million profit .

      Thats not over spending thats just staying afloat .

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      • Christy Malyan
        2 years ago

        Well Man city bought Aguero for £38 million, so to be honest i just cant see how £35 million for a lanky idiot who had a good half season in the premier league could ever be justifiable, no matter what the circumstances are. i mean Steven Fletcher cost £14 million and he scores more goals than Carroll. should have just saved yourselves 20 million quid and the 80k per week andy carroll gets by signing someone who actually scores goals.

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        • BlaDeBla
          2 years ago

          Or better yet I should just save my breath & go speak to someone with even half a clue about the game & not just the headlines printed in the Sun , Star & Mirror .

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  • 5times
    2 years ago

    FSG = FAKE SLY GREEDY ! SPIRT OF SHANKLEY NEED TO GET RID THESE 2 COWBOYS OUT OF OUR CLUB NOW B4 THEY DRAG US INTO THE DEPTHS OF HELL… U S A OUT …

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