Anfield side look to spend big to help alleviate striking concerns.
Liverpool have reportedly made a club record £50m offer for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema according to the Daily Star.
The 27 year old’s Bernabeu future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks even though the Frenchman is not only a regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting eleven but has also put pen to paper on a new five year contract with the Spanish giants earlier this season.
Brendan Rodgers could well do with a new striking addition but it seems highly unlikely the Anfield side would choose to spend such vast sums on such a signing having spent upwards of £110m over the summer, especially on a player who would surely not be considering leaving a Real Madrid side who have brushed aside all before them this term.
Real Madrid have won 22 games on the trot and Benzema has barely missed a game and his tally of 14 goals and nine assists from 23 appearances is clearly a sign of just how important he is to Ancelotti’s plans.
With both Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert failing to fill the void left by Luis Suarez, and with England man Daniel Sturridge sidelined with injury concerns, Rodgers has looked to Raheem Sterling to make an impact in a central striking role and the 20 year old starlet is beginning to find his feet in the role and as such could perhaps lessen the need for such a new signing.