Anfield side look to improve their attacking options following a poor season in front of goal. Kenny Dalglish keen on La Liga talent.
Liverpool are eyeing up Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao as Kenny Dalglish looks to beef up his attacking options. The Merseyside club have scouted Colombian international on a number of occasions this season and are ready to make an offer for the 26 year old this summer.
The former FC Porto man has taken to life in La Liga instantly, notching up 28 goals in all competitions in his first season at the Vicente Calderon. Falcao had been hugely impressive during his time in Portugal, culminating in a 2010/11 campaign that saw the former River Plate man scoring 38 goals as Andre Villas-Boas’s side completed the domestic double and won the Europa League.
Atletico Madrid paid £33m for the striker last summer but a Liverpool move for the goal machine may well prove realistic as Diego Simeone’s side have struggled this term and currently sit in ninth spot and could end up failing to qualify for any European competition that may leave the club needing to balance the books, though they are unlikely to accept any offer under what they paid for the striker.
Though Luis Suarez has proved a success at Anfield, £35m man Andy Carroll has failed to make an impact and has not gelled with the Uruguayan, leaving Kenny Dalglish having to consider moves to add firepower to a side that have managed just 40 goals in Premier League action this term and to put that figure into context, that’s fewer than relegation battlers Blackburn Rovers have managed this term.
Dalglish will look to Liverpool’s American owners to once again back him in the transfer market this summer and will look to resolve the striking area, which he feels is the biggest obstacle to progress. Though he has been handed over £120m to spend on new players over the past 18 months he can at least defend that spend by the fact that the club has sold players to the tune of over £75m in the same period with the likes of Fernando Torres, Raul Meireles and Ryan Babel being offloaded.
Liverpool will look to further cash in this summer with the sales of loaned out pair Alberto Aquilani and Joe Cole, among others.