Reports this weekend claimed Liverpool were keeping a close eye on Lille striker Salomon Kalou with thoughts of a possible summer move.
The problem is, why would Liverpool want or need Kalou given the players already at their disposal?
If Brendan Rodgers needed a front-man to act as back-up to Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, a move for the Ivory Coast hit-man might make sense. But the story came less than 24 hours after Rodgers sang the praises of Fabio Borini, who scored in a friendly match against Shamrock Rovers last week.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Rodgers said of the former Sunderland loanee, “I thought he was excellent.
“He’ll now come back a year later into our squad in the summer. You saw with his pace and his power and his ability to get a goal that he’s going to add to the quality that we already have.”
That he will, and given the goal-scoring threat of the likes of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, one suspects that Kalou is not a player Liverpool will need even with the added demands of Champions League football next season.
A midfield-creator with the ability to score – someone in the mould of Roberto Firmino or Ivan Rakitic – is likely to be the player Rodgers spends big on this summer; and if he can get his hands on one of those, watch Liverpool soar.