Liverpool Target Premier League Strike Pair as Potential Mario Balotelli Replacements

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Anfield side track Swansea City and West Brom forwards.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is on the look-out for a fresh striking weapon following Mario Balotelli’s inability to get his game into gear and the Daily Mail claims the Northern Irishman has set his sights on two Premier League forwards who could be brought in to boost his Anfield attack.

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Balotelli, who moved to Liverpool in a £16m deal over the summer, has lurched from one sub-standard display to the next and is still to net a single Premier League goal and as such it’s no surprise that Rodgers would look to bring in a striker.

Liverpool are keen on West Brom youngster Saido Berahino, who is in superb form this term, but the Baggies will demand as much as £25m for the 21 year old.

Berahino has racked up seven goals in nine Premier League starts, a stunning record given his side are hovering around mid-table, and has also been a huge success with the England Under 21 set-up.

Rodgers is known for trusting to youth but a £25m outlay may be tough for Liverpool to pull off given the sums they spent ove the summer.

Saido Berahino West Bromwich Albion

Liverpool’s other Premier League target comes in the form of Swansea City forward Wilfried Bony, who has also impressed this term.

The 25 year old, who cost Swansea City a club record £12m in July 2013, grabbed 25 goals in his debut season at the south Wales side and has netted four goals in his last three Premier League appearances.

A move for the Ivory Coast international would probably cost a tad less than Berahino’s asking price but is perhaps a less risky move to make given Bony’s level of experience.

Balotelli will need to show a marked improvement before the January transfer window opens otherwise he may find himself having to battle another striking team-mate for first team action.

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