Date: 25th January 2012 at 12:14pm
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The Metro is reporting that Liverpool have opened talks with Dutch side FC Groningen about Uruguay striker David Texeira. It is no secret that Liverpool need to bring in a new striker before the January transfer window closes if we are to start firing in more goals.

Luis Suarez has been out banned for 8 matches and the goals of really dried up without him. £35million striker Andy Carroll has not been able to deliver since he signed from Newcastle and we can not continue hoping and praying that he will finally come good one day: we have no idea when that one day will be, if it ever comes.

So for now it makes sense to me that we spend a bit of cash and go out and buy a striker who can help score goals for us. Now, not many of us have heard of David Texeira before but he has done very well thus for in the Dutch league having notched up 8 goals in 14 appearances. He may not be the ‘star’ striker that many of us want to see at Liverpool right now but let’s face it, which world class striker would leave their club in January and come to a side fighting for a fourth place finish?

A player like Texeira could just be the answer to what we are looking for. He is still only 20-years-old and has already shown us what he can do in Holland. A fee of £8million is being banded for the striker who could potentially link up with his fellow country man Luis Suarez upfront at Liverpool. If Texeira can come in and do half a good a job at Suarez has done, I would be happy as it would be a far better return than some of the current players we have now.

Transfer rumour courtesy of Metro