Liverpool’s problems in front of goal continued over the weekend with the Reds firing another blank in a frustrating 0-0 draw against Hull City at Anfield.
Despite an improved defensive peformance, the spotlight fell back on Mario Balotelli once more after the Italian failed to fire in what was his 11th game for the club since completing a £16 million move from AC Milan in the summer.
Balotelli has managed just one goal for his new club so far this season whilst fellow summer signing Rickie Lambert is yet to get off the mark.
Brendan Rodgers clearly doesn’t fancy Fabio Borini and with Daniel Sturridge having been out of action for two months now, reports suggest the Reds will move for another forward-thinking player this January.
Reports have recently linked with the club with a move for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino – the top scoring Englishman in the Premier League with seven goals to his name already.
But Baggies boss Alan Irvine has reportedly placed an outrageous price tag of £25 million on the England Under-21 international striker’s head – a figure that even Liverpool, given their history of over-paying for English talent, would surely deem too much.
With that in mind, we have identified five possible January alternatives for Brendan Rodgers to consider.