Former Everton player and Sunderland manager Peter Reid, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he’s convinced Brendan Rodgers will sign another striker at Liverpool.
The sale of Raheem Sterling has created a hole in Liverpool’s attack, which Reid feels Rodgers will attempt to fill over the next few weeks.
Regardless of the ill feeling which arguably exists surrounding Sterling’s Liverpool exit, he was a talented player and the Reds have been presented with an opportunity to go about further improving their attack.
“I’m sure Brendan Rodgers will go out and get another striker, I’m absolutely convinced about that – I just think get on with football – We can say we’ve got a really good start against really good teams, we’re going to show how good we are, be positive,” he told talkSPORT.
What sort of player should Liverpool target?
Rodgers could look at signing a like-for-like replacement for Sterling in terms of a quick winger, who can play in behind a main striker or as the sole centre forward in a team.
Finding another player with that level of versatility isn’t going to be easy and it’s not going to be cheap.
The alternative for Rodgers is simply to bring in a straight up wide man or another striker, which could force another player out of the squad.
He may opt for a winger because he’s already signed Danny Ings, but there will be few Liverpool fans arguing if Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert or Fabio Borini are forced out, with someone else coming into the team.
There is plenty of time left in the transfer window and it will be interesting to see what sort of approach Rodgers now takes.