Liverpool transfers: ‘Brendan Rodgers needs to sign proven striker’
Dean Ashton reckons Brendan Rodgers is paying the price for poor summer signings
Brendan Rodgers needs to sign a proven striker in the January transfer window, according to Dean Ashton.
The Liverpool manager signed Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert in the summer, but the pair have struggled to fill the void left by Barcelona star Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge.
And former West Ham United striker Ashton reckons the under-pressure Reds manager could learn from his former boss Jose Mourinho’s effective summer transfer business at league leaders Chelsea.
“Brendan Rodgers has not choice to look for another striker,” Ashton told Sky Sports News. “They are lacking there.
“People have said even though they’ve spent money, they should be doing better.
“But if you lose players like Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, they’re so hard to replace.
“What Mourinho did in the summer was buy players who could go straight into the team, proven quality.
“Brendan Rodgers hasn’t done that and he is looking for a bit of time for these young players that he has signed to come to fruition. It hasn’t worked at the moment.”