Aldridge: Liverpool need to target a new striker in January
Tuesday 25 September 2012
Ex-Liverpool striker and crowd favourite John Aldridge has spoken of his former club’s desperate need for new striking blood in the January transfer window. Both the club and its manager Brendan Rodgers came under fire after allowing £35m striker Andy Carroll to leave for West Ham on loan late in the transfer window only to faily to replace him with any incoming forwards, with long-time target Clint Dempsey instead making his move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Writing in the Liverpool Echo, Aldridge says that Liverpool, who currently only have Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini as the senior strikers on their books, must go out and spend on a new striker once the transfer window reopens.
“The side is in desperate need for a goal scorer to play down the middle,” Aldridge wrote. “Luis Suarez is a great player but not the goal scorer who is going to get us in the top four. The system Liverpool play is great and we are playing some lovely football to watch.
“If every 10 passes got you a goal, then we would be top of the league. But it doesn’t and at the end of our approach play, we don’t have a goal scorer at the end of it all. However, the owners have this fixation with the age of players and signing for the future.
“In January, the club simply have to go out and get someone to fit the bill. Maybe, even two players of this ilk.”
Liverpool have made a poor start to the season under new manager Rodgers and currently lie in the relegation zone in 18th place. They have taken only two points from five games, including defeats at West Brom and at home to Arsenal and bitter rivals Manchester United.
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