Liverpool could be right to go for Carlos Bacca and Salomon Rondon for the price of Christian Benteke

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Carlos Bacca and Salomon Rondon have been linked while there are reports of interest in Christian Benteke cooling.

Liverpool have been linked with another two forwards as they look to boost their front line ahead of next season and find that scoring touch which served them so well during the 2013-14 season. 

The Liverpool Echo has reported that Carlos Bacca and Salomon Rondon are potential forward targets for the Reds, and they seem to have gone cold on the idea of signing Christian Benteke from Aston Villa. 

Villa are said to be holding out for around £32 million for the Belgian - a clause which has been written into his contract.

On the face of it, Benteke would improve Liverpool's striking options, given that he managed to find the net on more occasions last season than Liverpool's strikers combined, but naturally some people have qualms about the figure. 

Even if there is the added bonus that he won't be bullying and tearing apart Liverpool's defence for once, it is of little surprise that you'd be put off by the price. 

Liverpool's striking options at present are pretty poor. The signing of Danny Ings could represent smart business but it is a lot of pressure to put on a forward who still has his best years ahead of him and has been leading the line for Burnley - just relegated from the Premier League. 11 out of their 28 Premier League goals is by no means a small proportion. 

Everybody knows about the capabilities of Daniel Sturridge, but that is overshadowed by the persistent injury problems he seems to endure, while Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini all appear to have their days numbered at Anfield. 

Of course, the latest two targets linked with the Reds don't have Premier League experience, but with that comes some sort of element of surprise - and by signing two players who only cost a little more than what Villa are demanding for Benteke they could be doing shrewd business.

It would spread the risk for the Reds, but if they both work out then they end up being two fine signings. Bacca certainly has a degree of pedigree given what he has achieved with Sevilla, while Rondon is a little unknown.

It will be interesting to see if the Reds do pursue these two players, who don't typically seem to fit with the recent transfer policy that has been undertaken by the club's owners in the past few years. 

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