With Spaniard Fernando Torres seemingly struggling to carry the Anfield goalscoring burden, here are three experienced campaigners who still have lots to offer.
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Whilst it’s true that Fernando Torres struck a wonderful opener at Bloomfield Road last night, he has been out of sorts all season and the weight of the goal scoring burden has clearly affected the Spaniard and Messrs Dalglish and Comolli have been looking for alternatives without success. Moves of the likes of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Carlton Cole reportedly failed so how about either of these hugely experienced options.
33 year old former Juventus legend who signed for Spanish La Liga newcomers Hercules in the summer and has gone on to score nine goals in 16 games and has been an all round success, however it appears that Alicante club is struggling financially, so much so that the players are threatening to go on strike as they haven’t been paid since November. This could give Liverpool the chance to enquire about a possible move which would be a great short team solution to the problem of the lack of firepower at Anfield.
Bayern Munich star looks set to leave the Bundesliga on one last hoorah and has been linked with moves to clubs as diverse as Wolves and Real Madrid. The 32 year old appears to be surplus to requirements at the Allianz Arena but nonetheless managed to score ten goals for Germany in 2010, had a great World Cup and still have a couple of years in the tank. Proven finisher who would suit the English game.
Antonio Di Natale
Hugely experienced Italian international experiencing a new lease of life. The Udinese star finished top scorer in Serie A last term, netting 29 goals despite playing with a club who finished 15th. This season the Naples born sharp shooter has taken up where he left off, scoring 13 already.
Clearly Liverpool’s new owners are planning very much with the future in mind but there is still a case for the here and now. The Merseyside club have fallen so sharply that not only is talk of a relegation battle not premature a dogfight will ensue unless the club manages to put some wins together, and fast.
In 21 Premier League games Liverpool have managed to score three times on just two occasions and those were against sides currently sitting in the relegation zone, and that tells its own story. David N’Gog is a trier but is still some way off being a competent foil for Fernando Torres, so why would the club not then be interested in bringing in an experienced campaigner in the short term?
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