Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers contemplating striker options
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reveals he is contemplating handing Adam Morgan or Samed Yesil a chance to impress
Brendan Rodgers has revealed he is contemplating handing Adam Morgan or Samed Yesil a chance to impress in Liverpool’s first-team after Fabio Borini’s injury.
The former Roma striker was ruled out for three months after fracturing a bone in his foot while on international duty with Italy’s Under-21 side last week.
It leaves Rodgers with Luis Suárez as his only recognised striker, while England international Andy Carroll is on a season-long loan at West Ham United.
The 39-year-old has been impressed by Morgan, who scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Manchester City in the Reserves league on Friday, while summer signing Yesil is another option.
“It is great for me to see the young players,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website.
“Adam Morgan scored a couple of excellent goals for the reserves and Samed Yesil is a goal scorer.
“It is just a case of weighing up whether they come in or not.
“Not every young player can play. This is an unforgiving league and my job is to nurture the talent and not destroy it.
“We have other players so that we may be able to have some flexibility within the team to cover for Borini.”
The Northern Irishman revealed he has not thought about recalling Carroll from the Hammers to help ease the striker crisis.
“It isn’t something I have considered, to be honest,” added Rodgers.
“Andy has obviously gone out to get games. We have people watching when he plays and they report back on how he is doing.”