Five strikers more within the Reds’ reach than Falcao.
With reports that Liverpool are chasing the highly ambitious signing of AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao to replace Luis Suarez upfront, CaughtOffside looks at five players who may be more realistic options for the club.
There’s no doubt that Brendan Rodgers’ side could do with reinforcements upfront ahead of the new season, with Rickie Lambert the only striker coming in so far to partner Daniel Sturridge in attack.
While Falcao would be a dream signing after his recent goalscoring exploits in Ligue 1 with Monaco and in La Liga with Atletico Madrid, he may just be out of Liverpool’s reach, with a return to Spain with Real Madrid believed to be his preferred destination.
With that in mind, here are five other strikers who could still make great signings for the Reds.
5) Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)
Scorer of 23 goals last season, Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette was one of the most in-form young strikers in Europe, and looks a potentially great target for Liverpool. The French international has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Everton in recent months, and may be one of the less expensive options on the market at the moment if Liverpool do decide to pursue him.