The Liverpool door where newomers enter is constantly revolving this summer but no striker of significance has passed through it. The clock is ticking, time is running out and Reds must find an additional, capable forward before the transfer window shuts.
When Luis Suarez went Rickie Lambert signed. But that is not enough - by a long chalk. Loic Remy was on the verge but never came. Since then, if we should believe the newspapers and football sites, Liverpool have almost desperately chased an attacker. Names like Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani, Marco Reus, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Mauro Icardi and Wilfried Bony has been mentioned and lately Samuel Eto´o and Giuseppe Rossi. Among others.
Hopefully Brendan Rodgers and his co-workers know what they are doing and not jumping from one option to another without a plan. There is only a couple of weeks of transfer window left and this is not the time to be desperate. Then it´s a high risk of a too expensive and totally misplaced buy.
But at his point it´s a tricky job to find a striker who fits the bill both in terms of ability and price and at the same time is right for the Liverpool style. And above all are willing to play second fiddle to Daniel Sturridge. Because that is in store for a striker coming in unless it´s a 50 million pound acqusition, and that is not likely. More likely it will be, at best, a player costing about 20 million pounds.
Right now it seems that the most probable signing is Swansea´s Wilfried Bony. He is big, powerful and a decent goalscorer but hardly suitable for the football played by the red men.
Perhaps Liverpool has got someone else up their sleeve, an established, suitable striker who can immediately do a job for the team. Because we really need a striker to stand-in för Sturridge when (not if) he is out injured.
Hopefully the Liverpool staff hasn´t given up hope and after every missed opportunity to sign a striker has this in mind:
We go again.