Rodgers “desperate” to add striker, hasn’t given up on Falcao

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is “desperate” to add a striker to his Liverpool squad before the transfer window closes, and hasn’t given up on signing Radamel Falcao.

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The Daily Mail’s Liverpool correspondent Dominic King writes:

Liverpool had initially accepted that signing Falcao would be difficult, given they had understood that Real Madrid were his chosen option, but they have not given up hope of possibly taking the Colombian before the window closes.

The Reds have been linked with Falcao, Edinson Cavani and more recently Samuel Eto’o as Rodgers seeks to add proven quality and experience in attack, adding strength in depth and competition for places alongside Daniel Sturridge.

The Mirror’s David Maddock reports similarly, quoting Rodgers:

“The money is there – and we will look to improve at the top end of the field until the very end of the window.

“It’s not easy to get a top level striker, no. But we have to keep looking. We certainly need something, because we haven’t brought in another striker so far, apart from Rickie Lambert.”

Meanwhile, The Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce has scuppered any rumours regarding Mario Balotelli heading to Anfield on loan:

Pearce writes for The Echo that “the Reds aren’t planning to rekindle their interest in Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.”

Elsewhere, Italian media continue to link Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero with a move to Liverpool. Gazzetta Dello Sport claim a deal will be done for €2 million (£1.6 million).

After signing eight players already this summer, having now confirmed the arrival of Alberto Moreno, the signing of a top forward and a backup goalkeeper would represent a rather perfect summer transfer window for LFC.