Liverpool to Sign £14m Striker on Loan Deal to Ease Torres Injury Woes

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Liverpool are poised to seal a loan deal to bring Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones to Anfield, according to the Daily Mail.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez reportedly may even tie up the deal today, in order to make Jones available for Liverpool’s clash with Tottenham at Anfield on Wednesday.

Jones has scored 23 goals for the Black Cats since his move from Southampton in 2007 but has seen Darren Bent take over his mantle as top striker on Wearside this season.

Meanwhile, the Reds have been rocked by the latest injury suffered by star striker Fernando Torres , which will see him sidelined for six weeks. In addition to providing cover for Torres, bringing Jones to Anfield would certainly add a fresh physical dimension to Liverpool’s game. Jones’ six goals so far this season would make him Liverpool’s second top Premier League goalscorer.

The 6ft 1in striker has been rumoured to be leaving Sunderland for some time and the Black Cats reportedly turned down a recent £9m bid for the Trinidadian from Birmingham City. (IMScouting)

So having apparently not been too keen on a swap deal taking Ryan Babel to the Stadium of Light, Steve Bruce is apparently happy to allow Kenwyne Jones to move to Anfield, which seems a little strange. I can only imagine that the loan deal must have some cash value to the Black Cats otherwise what would be in it for them. Liverpool need attacking options thats for sure. With Torres out for around six weeks and games coming thick and fast we desperately need to be able to put someone up top who can put the ball in the back of the net.

Kenwyne Jones isn’t exactly prolific but he can be a handful and can hold the ball up well and is a darn site bette than Emile Heskey, another reported option. I guess if the Sunderland man does well then we will get first refusal on a potential signing and maybe he will be up for the task knowing that a good run could secure him a move to Liverpool.

Once again its not an ideal scenario but Rafa is trying to do his best with what he has to play with and bringing in loan players is a wise way to deal with a financial crisis.


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