Date:19th November 2014 at 8:38pm
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Liverpool have been dealt a blow with the news reported transfer target Wilfried Bony has signed a contract extension with Swansea City.

The Reds had been heavily linked with the Ivory Coast international, after he fired 26 goals in all competitions last season.

Liverpool are said to be eyeing a new striker in January, following the news Daniel Sturridge is set to be out until the new year having suffered a third consecutive injury in training.

The Reds have been without Sturridge for two-and-a-half months already this season, with fellow strikers Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert yet to score in the Premier League.

But that new striker will not be 25-year-old star Bony, having just penned a new deal with the south Wales club.

It’s great news for the club,” said Garry Monk, whose side sit fifth in the league table. “I’ve spoken a lot about what Bony has brought to the club not just on the pitch but off it as well.

“These types of players are ones that we do our best to keep at the club for a long time. But it’s also important that we see commitment from that player towards the club, his team-mates and the fans.

“Bony has shown that he is very committed to this club by signing an extension here.”

Should Liverpool have signed Bony in the summer? How will the Reds cope without Sturridge for a further six weeks? Let us know your thoughts during this difficult time. Thank you. YNWA.