Liverpool Transfer News: Kevin Gameiro Would Complete Reds' Offensive Overhaul

Steven Cook@@stevencookinFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 7, 2013

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 18:  Kevin Gameiro of Paris Saint-Germain is seen with the ball during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and LOSC Lille Metropole on December 18, 2011 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Liverpool could complete a great January transfer window and finish their offensive overhaul by adding Kevin Gameiro to their squad. 

Tony Barrett of The Times reported the Reds are lining up a loan move for the Frenchman.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward is a hot commodity in the transfer market during the window, as he's second in scoring for the French side behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic. His ability to notch goals despite being squished in the middle of a talented squad is what will make him stand out in England.

The 25-year-old is an able scorer, notching 29 goals in just 60 appearances with PSG. 

Liverpool have already bolstered their scoring attack, as they just completed a transfer of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea

The Reds' newest addition will be a nice complement to Luis Suarez, who's practically been heading the offensive attack by himself since his arrival at Anfield. He has 15 Premier League goals, and the next highest scorer has just four. 

With Sturridge and the potential addition of Gameiro, Liverpool would finally be able to stand up against the Premier League giants and their multi-faceted attacks.

Just having one or two offensive weapons isn't enough to get it done in the EPL. You have to be able to bring goal-scorers off the bench in the final stretches of matches to bring in some fresh legs and goal-scoring ability. 

The Reds have been able to bring in solid transfer market options, but they have rarely lived up to the hype. With Gameiro, you know you're getting quality. 

Nuri Sahin is going to be gone soon and back to Real Madrid from his loan, and Liverpool will be desperate to find an improvement to bolster their offensive attack, as Sahin hasn't been effective in his time in England. He's only scored once.

Liverpool have been big spenders in recent years, so they might not be able to bring Gameiro in permanently. And with the upcoming task of replacing Steven Gerrard, they'll need as much cash as possible.

So why not acquire Gameiro on a loan? If they pay the right price, PSG should be swayed as they have plenty of talent to replace him on a short-term basis.

Liverpool are certainly headed in the right direction, but they aren't done as they need to continue to make improvements. At eighth place, they're far from contention for the Champions League.

But they aren't out just yet. If they put together a string of great performances, we could end up seeing Brendan Rodgers' squad finish the season very strongly.

A lot of that depends on what they do to finish out the January transfer window. The acquisition of Gameiro would finish up their offensive woes for the time being and give their fans high hopes for the future.

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