Fabio Borini’s injury has commentators screaming about Liverpool’s striker shortage. The result has been an interesting juxtaposition between the Reds' perceived dearth of strikers and the multitude of rumors regarding a January transfer window remedy.
Some insist that Liverpool are in such dire straits that they must make an immediate move to secure a big-name striker at any cost. While the ownership has provided Brendan Rodgers with the funds to do so, making a panic move that leverages the financial future of the club would be a grave mistake.
Liverpool certainly do need to look for another goal scorer, but the abundance of youth players has the club in an advantageous position regarding the upcoming transfer window. With so many young players showing good quality when called into first-team service, Liverpool can afford to find a cost-effective short-term stopgap solution to their current lack of depth up front.
Brendan Rodgers and the club’s owners can feel good about the team’s long-term outlook, and should ensure that they don’t jeopardize their bright future with a splashy short-sighted signing.
It’s worth taking a look, therefore, at the pros and cons of five players rumored to be connected to a possible move to Liverpool.