Regardless of Suarez's future, do Liverpool need to sign another striker?

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Only two strikers at the club seem to have any real certainty, and one of them has just signed.

So there you have it, Liverpool will be without their star striker until November because he has bitten an opponent whilst playing for his country. 

There has been plenty of rumour that either Real Madrid or Barcelona will try and tempt the Uruguayan striker to La Liga, and it looks as though the latter still remain keen despite the striker's latest indiscretion that will mean he misses a huge chunk of his club's season - whichever club that may be. 

But as it stands it leaves Liverpool a striker short going into the new season, and a very good striker of that. 

The Reds will be without the man that scored 31 Premier League goals last season for their opening nine Premier League games, three Champions League group phase clashes, and at least one League Cup tie.

Rickie Lambert signed from Southampton and many viewed him as a back-up to the duo of Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. Sturridge coped well as the main man in the early stages last of season scoring in each of Liverpool's first four Premier League games which saw the Reds reach the summit when the campaign was in its infancy.

Fabio Borini may have returned from his loan spell at Sunderland but the Black Cats are quite keen on taking the Italian to the Stadium of Light on a permanent basis, whilst Iago Aspas failed to impress during his first season at Anfield - having only scored the one goal in an FA Cup tie against Oldham Athletic since he signed from Celta Vigo - and looks to be heading towards the exit door.

So there are two strikers at Anfield whose future is certain, and having scored 31 of Liverpool's 101 goals next season, Liverpool need to fill a void in some way. Lambert has a decent goalscoring record in the top flight having reached double figures in each of the two seasons Southampton have been in the top flight, whilst Adam Lallana - whose signing is imminent at the time of writing - has also got goals in his game, scoring nine from midfield in the most recent league campaign.

Whilst Liverpool may be trying to buy players who can chip in with more goals, given the dynamic of the team is built around two prolific strikers, maybe a signing of someone who has the capability to got on a hot streak of scoring form, and compliment Daniel Sturridge is what is required.

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