Liverpool are facing a battle with Arsenal to sign 25-year old Greek striker Konstantinos Mitroglou according to The Sunday Express.
Mitroglou who has bagged in four hat-tricks already this season for Greek side Olympiakos is one of Europe’s hottest strikers and the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon and Genoa are also said to be after his signature. It is being reported that the striker would only cost £7million which is a snip if he is able to carry his Olympiakos form to Liverpool.
Currently Liverpool have Sturridge and Suarez firing in the goals and it will take something special to break those two up. Liverpool are still a striker short in my opinion considering that the only out and out strikers at the club are Sturridge, Suarez and Aspas. To be a top team in the Premier League you need at least four good strikers in your squad.
Iago Aspas who joined Liverpool in the summer has struggled to get going and Liverpool would need another firing striker to come in if Suarez or Sturridge get injured. On the other hand, if Suarez does decide to leave Liverpool in the January transfer window as is being mooted, then Liverpool would need a replacement. Mitroglou may be a decent enough replacement especially for the low fee he is commanding. The other question would then be, “Is he good enough for Liverpool and would he adjust to the Premier League?”