Liverpool Transfer News: Bafetimbi Gomis Would Be a Smart Addition

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IDecember 3, 2012

PARMA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 14:  Bafetimbi Gomis of France celebrates scoring their second goal during the international friendly match between Italy and France at Stadio Ennio Tardini on November 14, 2012 in Parma, Italy.  (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
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Liverpool has been struggling to score goals this season, with Luis Suarez as the only dangerous option on the attack.

But a move for Lyon and France striker Bafetimbi Gomis would be a step in the right direction.

According to Metro, the Reds are looking at the 27-year-old after he scored four goals in his last two games, including a hat trick against Marseille last week.

Athletic Bilbao's Fernando Llorente and Valencia's Roberto Soldado have been mentioned as possible targets, but Gomis would be much cheaper and would satisfy Brendan Rodgers' budget at the moment.

According to French magazine Le 10 Sport, per the Metro report, Liverpool has offered approximately £8million for Gomis, which wouldn't be a bad deal given his current form and his consistency throughout the years with Lyon.

Gomis has posted at least 10 goals in each of his past six seasons with Lyon. He has 10 goals this season and had 14 scores in Ligue 1 play last season, as well as five goals in six starts in Champions League play.

Liverpool is currently in 11th place in the Premier League and has scored 19 goals this season, tied for 11th in the EPL. The defense has been good, but the offense needs another legitimate threat.

While Lucas Leiva's return in the 1-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday boosted the club, there is no doubt that Liverpool still needs some help up front. Gomis would provide that for a relative bargain. 

Plus, a 1-0 victory, over Southampton no less, isn't exactly tearing up the box score.

The acquisition of Gomis would be a win for the Reds, particularly with so many clubs now interested in the Frenchman after his hat trick.

Brendan Rodgers needs to do what is necessary to land the talented striker so Liverpool can rise in the second half of the EPL season.


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