Rodgers looking to add two or three strikers to Liverpool forward line

Brendan Rodgers has admitted his Liverpool strike force needs to be strengthened in the forthcoming transfer window, with the Guardian reporting the manager wants to sign two or three forwards in January.

Liverpool have been reliant on Luis Suarez as the focal point of their attack after the summer transfer window closed with Andy Carroll leaving Anfield for West Ham on loan and re-enforcements failing to arrive. Fabio Borini had been signed earlier in the summer but the Italy international broke his foot on international duty recently and will be sidelined for a further few months.

Borini’s injury has left Liverpool with only youth team players as support for Suarez, something that Rodgers insists he will attempt to correct when the opportunity arises – but the former Swansea City boss has not yet contemplated recalling Carroll from Upton Park.

Rodgers said: “I feel January is a window to freshen up the squad with a number of names. I don’t want to say a particular number but, at the top end of the field, we need that help and support. That might take two or three players to do that.

The Guardian adds that Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is considered a likely target for Liverpool as the England international is well into the final year of his contract at the Gunners and so far has been unable to agree fresh terms, raising the possibility that Arsene Wenger will sanction his sale in January rather than lose him for free next summer.

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