Liverpool fans are unlikely to think of their club as a graveyard for strikers. Forwards such as Fernando Torres, Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush have forged their reputations at Anfield with world-class performances and goal-scoring records. Yet, for all the legends who have basked in the admiration of the Kop, a greater number of forwards have left Anfield with their reputations tarnished.
The club currently lies 14th in the league, three points above the relegation zone, and are in desperate need of a goalscorer to help them convert possession into victories. Manager Brendan Rodgers will almost certainly try to sign another striker in the January transfer window after failing to boost his forward line in the summer.
His need for extra striking options was heightened last week with the news that Fabio Borini had sustained an injury while on international duty with Italy.
The Liverpool manager will be hoping that any new arrival will avoid the curse that has befallen so many strikers at Anfield in the past decade.
From promising youngsters with big futures ahead of them to established forwards with big reputations, here are some of the strikers that have seen the goals dry up after pulling on the Liverpool jersey.