Liverpool’s sale of Robbie Keane begs the question: Does the club need a second strike option?

As you were, Liverpool. The who ordeal of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole is over with. Robbie Keane has officially left the building.

Whether many want to admit it or not, Robbie Keane just wasn’t the answer; and based on his form right from the start, he was never going to be the white knight Liverpool supporters were hoping for. The dream is over; it’s time to move on.

While the squad still has a couple of viable options (namely playing Babel in the striker role, or Kuyt in an attacking role to the outside flanking Torres), there seems to be a growing consensus around Merseyside that the club is better off without a second strike option. Maybe they’re right. After all, they have looked very impressive in the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Gerrard being allowed to roam in the middle when he wants.

Do Liverpool supporters believe the 4-2-3-1 formation is the proper one going forward? Do you think Rafa should consider a second strike option next to Torres, and if so, who would you throw in the role?

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