Date: 5th January 2012 at 12:38pm
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Liverpool need a new striker! It is as simple as that. Kenny Dalglish has come out and said that we will not be signing a replacement striker for Suarez following his 8 match ban but I feel we need someone to come in and replace or support Andy Carroll.

Carroll has simply not been able to do the job for Liverpool but I will not get into that right now as that is a topic for a separate article. What I want to look at today as the speculation linking Liverpool with a £24million bid for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

Aston Villa have been quick to come out and say that Bent is not for sale but we know if the price is right, they will sell. And Liverpool are not afraid to splash out money right now as we saw with the £35million spent on Carroll.

Bent is a proven goal scorer in the Premiership but is he the right player for us to bring in? Would he be able to play upfront with Carroll? I do not think so, a Suarez – Bent partnership sounds a lot better to me.

Signing a new striker may actually help Carroll in that it will take the pressure off him for a while and maybe he will be able to flourish with the spotlight being on someone else. The £35million transfer fee on Carroll’s head is clearly playing a part on his performances and we need to find a way to help him get through that. But is Bent that right kind of signing we should be making at this stage? He would be a gamble in my opinion and at £24million it could be too big a gamble for Mr. Henry to take.

As much as we have not been playing well, the fact remains that we are only 3 points of fourth place and we need some extra fire-power in the second half of the season to get us into the top four: and for that to happen we need to score goals and for that to happen we need to bring in another striker.

Would Darren Bent be a good signing for Liverpool?

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