We are all hurting today following the beating we took on Saturday against Bolton. One thing every Liverpool fan was calling out in the pub as we watch the Bolton match was how we need a new striker. I think it is a no brainer for Kenny Dalglish, we need more firepower upfront but we need to bring in a quality player.
Last week, Liverpool were linked with a move for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic. I was so hoping that this rumour would not be true and the Liverpool Echo is reporting today (Monday) that Liverpool have distanced themselves away from the Rangers striker: Thank goodness!!
Now Jelavic has done well at Rangers, he has already scored 14 goals in the SPL this season but he is another average striker in my opinion. We do not need to keep on signing average players at Liverpool if we want to succeed. If we go and spend a couple of million on Jelavic and he flops, that would be more money wasted.
Yes, I hear some of you seeing that he could be worth the gamble as he is a Croatia international and still only 26-years-old but it is time for Liverpool to stop taking gambles on this relatively unknown players. What we need are players who will come straight into the starting eleven right now. With that said, the likes of Darren Bent and Jermain Defoe are possibly the kind of strikers we should be looking at if we are to buy proven Premier League strikers.