Goal-shy Reds offered former Tottenham striker

Liverpool have been offered the opportunity to sign former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe in the January transfer window, according to the Telegraph.

The Reds are in desperate need of a new striker, with Daniel Sturridge having not featured for the club since August 31.

In his absence, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini have a grand total of just one Premier League goal between them, and just four in all competitions.

Defoe is a proven goalscorer, with a record of 226 goals in 531 appearances for West Ham United, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, two spells at Spurs and Toronto. For England, Defoe scored 19 times in 55 games.

The stumbling block is that Liverpool are keen to do a loan deal with MLS side Toronto that would see the 32-year-old sign at Anfield until the end of the season.

Toronto meanwhile are looking to push through a £6million transfer.

Premier League clubs the likes of West Ham, QPR and Hull City have also been linked with a move for Defoe, although the former England striker is most keen on a switch to Anfield.

Hull boss Steve Bruce recently said: “If he becomes available, which I believe he is, then we’d love to do something. I think it might be too expensive, but it’s not a bad bit of speculation.

“You ask any club in the bottom of the division about Defoe, all of us would say ‘yes’. Whether we can do it financially is another problem.”

 


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