Ex-Liverpool star urges Rodgers to make surprise strike move

Former Liverpool ace David Thompson has called on Brendan Rodgers to make a shock January move for Jermain Defoe to solve the Reds’ goalscoring woes.

The Merseysiders have been a far cry from the side that hit 101 Premier League efforts last season this term, with big name addition Mario Balotelli having only netted twice since his summer arrival.

Rickie Lambert – another addition – has also struggled, while Daniel Sturridge has missed the best part of two months of action through injury.

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Goals have been hard to come by for Rodgers’ side, with Raheem Sterling the club’s top scorer with a league tally of just three.

And Thompson – who made over 50 outings for his boyhood club – believes that a surprise move for Defoe could address the issue:

He tweeted: “Would love to see Defoe come to Anfield in the window he still has plenty of legs and would really add to the squad.”

The former England international is currently plying his trade in the MLS with Toronto, yet he’s expected to end his spell in North America after just one season in the New Year.

Defoe left England to sign for the Canadian outfit from Tottenham earlier this year and has been linked with both QPR and West Ham of late.


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