Liverpool make loan offer for Inter striker

Liverpool have moved to reinforce their forward line by offering a loan option to Inter Milan for striker Luc Castaignos, talkSPORT reports.

With striker Luis Suarez in the midst of an eight game ban and Andy Carroll struggling for form, Liverpool are in a worrying position to score goals. Carroll has only scored four goals in 22 appearances and the Reds have suffered six home draws already this season. Kenny Dalglish is desperate to get the club back into the Champions League and is worried about the lack of goal threat that his side have offered this season.

Castaignos signed for the Nerazzurri from Feyernoord this summer and has been compared to Thierry Henry for his physical stature and blistering pace. Liverpool’s city rivals Everton were on the trail of the teenager, but the Reds are hoping to blow the Blues out of the water with a better offer to the 19 year old. Inter are unwilling to let Castaignos move on a permanent deal, but could accept the loan approach to give him vital first team experience.

Liverpool have also been linked with Aston Villa forward Darren Bent, but have been told there is no chance by Villa. Dalglish is also keen to add another striker to his forward line in Lazar Markovic, but he would cost around £8m. Markovic has scored six times in 16 goal for Partizan Belgrade and the Reds have beaten Chelsea to interest in the Serbian.

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