Five loan and free attacker options for Liverpool to cover Suarez absence

Didier Drogba Ivory Coast

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned from football for four months by FIFA for his misconduct representing Uruguay at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Premier League Golden Boot winner will miss four months of crucial football with Liverpool who will be challenging across the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup next term but the Reds might find there are some options to cover his absence.

1) Tom Ince

The former Reds youngster has been linked with a return to Anfield for several transfer windows but Blackpool have been more than a little reluctant to let him go. The son of former Liverpool and Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince, the young forward and winger was on loan at Crystal Palace since January but the time could now be right for him to make a step up to a top Premier League side.

2) Samuel Eto’o

A former Chelsea striker, the 33-year-old Cameroon international will be released by the Blues this summer after having fallen out with Jose Mourinho. He scored 12 goals for Chelsea last term and has experience at the highest level in England, Spain, Italy and Russia.

3) Gerard Deulofeu

The Barcelona youngster was on loan at Merseyside rivals Everton last term and will likely be sent back out on loan next term. The 20-year-old could be lured back to the city in order to gain access to Champions League football which Everton have not.

4) Loic Remy

The 27-year-old Frenchman scored 14 goals on loan with Newcastle last term and whilst QPR are thought to be looking to move him away on a permanent basis they might be open to hash a deal if Liverpool offer some of their youngsters out on loan in return.

5) Alvaro Morata

The 21-year-old Real Madrid striker will be hopeful of finding first-team football next term and he is unlikely to find it at the Bernabeu. He scored 9 goals last term and is bursting with potential amidst suggestions that the European champions are reluctant to sell him and would prefer to send him on a loan move.

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