Benteke and Ings up front for Liverpool, 17 goals in 26 games and more reported Reds targets

first_img 6 Christian Benteke: £30m Aston Villa man to transfer goals to Anfield? To see five more goal machine transfer targets who could lift Liverpool back up the table, click the yellow arrow above, right… – Everton’s back four have scored nine Premier League goals this season, while Liverpool’s four strikers, Mario Balotelli, Daniel Sturridge, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert, have eight between them. Clearly, Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers needs someone who can consistently score for the Red men. Daniel Sturridge’s injury problems are refusing to go away, so could Villa’s rejuvenated striker Christian Benteke be the answer? In his last eight league games, the 24-year-old has scored nine times, but he has been valued at £30m, which would test the ambition of John Henry and the Liverpool board. 6 6 Alexandre Lacazette: Lyon’s top scoring marksmen to move swap Ligue 1 for Liverpool? Click the yellow arrow to see more goal scorers for the Reds – “We just don’t score as many goals, it’s as simple as that,” Brendan Rodgers said after Liverpool’s boring 0-0 draw with West Brom. That’s been no problem for Lacazette in France’s Ligue 1, who has scored 26 goals in 30 games for hometown club Lyon. His contract expires in 2018 and it will cost a lot of money to prise him away. 6 6 Danny Ings: Burnley striker to form new partnership up front? Click the yellow arrow to see more goal scorers for Liverpool – There is a rumour Liverpool could pair Benteke with Ings, Burnley’s young striker. While the Aston Villa striker is likely to cost a lot of money, Ings would be available for a minimal tribunal fee when his contract expires. It may not be the glamour signing fans will have been hoping for, but with no Champions League football in sight, Ings is a more realistic target. Memphis Depay: Young Dutch champion to opt for Liverpool over Man United? Click the yellow arrow to see more goal scorers for Liverpool – Depay is not a striker like the previous three players, but he has just enjoyed his most prolific season yet for Eredivisie champions PSV. The 21-year-old, who has operated on the left of the Dutch side’s attack is on course to win the Golden Boot thanks to his 21 goals and when quizzed on reports linking Liverpool with the £20m-rated winger, Rodgers would only say “the kid is a very talented player.” Man United are also in the frame. 6 Jay Rodriguez: Injured Southampton man to resurrect career at Anfield? Click the yellow arrow to see more goal scorers for Liverpool – This would obviously be a gamble given Rodriguez has not played at all this season after injuring his knee, but he is now back training with the first team. He’s a fantastic finisher when at his fittest, but Tottenham also have a long standing interest in him, while Liverpool have gone most of the season carrying an injured striker in Sturridge. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has bemoaned his side’s lack of goals this season.Daniel Sturridge has been absent for the majority of the campaign through injury, while £16m man Mario Balotelli has been a flop, with Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini rarely sighted in a red shirt.STURRIDGE COULD BE OUT UNTIL NEXT SEASONThe Anfield boss also admitted it is going to be difficult to attract the top level players without Champions League football, so here are six players – all top level goal scorers – the club have a chance of signing in the summer.CHECK OUT MORE LIVERPOOL NEWS, VIEWS AND VIDEOS ON THIS LIVERPOOL FACEBOOK PAGE Jackson Martinez: Porto striker finally ready to leave Portuguese club? – Along with PSG duo Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi as well as Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson thinks Martinez is ideal to provide cover for Sturridge. This season the 28-year-old Porto striker has scored 17 goals in 26 league games and seven in eight Champions League matches.last_img read more