Liverpool have found themselves short of striking options recently, largely due to the suspension of Luis Suarez as well as Dirk Kuyt and former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll finding themselves somewhat starved of goals during the current campaign. Nick Howson at givemefootball.com speculates that a deal during the January transfer window may be unlikely due to the Senegalese international’s attendance at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has also moved to quell claims of a move for the 26-year-old, who only joined Newcastle in June. He said: “He’s a Newcastle player, he has been brilliant for us and that’s all I want to say, really.”
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