With news that Daniel Sturridge is set for yet another injury layoff, Liverpool need to plan without him as it appears his fitness worries are still a major concern.
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The 25-year-old suffered a torn hip muscle in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United last Sunday and is expected to be of out action for up to a month in what is turning out to be an injury hit season for the England international.
With Luis Suarez departing for Barcelona last summer, much was expected of Sturridge this year but a thigh problem picked up on England duty in September, eventually ruled him out for five months, despite repeated attempts of a comeback.
Now with this latest setback, Liverpool simply must bring in a reliable centre-forward in the summer, either to take the pressure off Sturridge or to replace him.
Take a look at five potential strikers the Reds could target.
5) Alexandre Lacazette
The French forward has bagged 23 goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances this season for Lyon.
He’s a quick and natural finisher, and can play in numerous positions in attack and could also forge a deadly partnership with Sturridge.
Lacazette was last last linked to Liverpool in March by the Daily Mail