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Liverpool must identify the type of striker they need before pursuing targets this summer

With links currently moving between the pacy and the powerful, Liverpool need to identify the type striker they want to sign this summer, writes Jack Lusby.

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More signings to come after Liverpool net Firmino

Liverpool's £29million deal to bring Brazil forward Roberto Firmino to Anfield will not impact on further summer spending or change their stance on want-away winger Raheem Sterling.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

No bids for Benteke as Villa look to keep hold of Liverpool target

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Manchester City's Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool to level the score at 1-1 during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Edin Dzeko: The centre-forward Liverpool should target instead of Christian Benteke

With Aston Villa target man Christian Benteke heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, Jack Lusby suggests Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko as an alternative.

CARDIFF, WALES - Tuesday, August 12, 2014: Sevilla's Carlos Bacca in action against Real Madrid's Pepe during the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LFC Transfer Rumour Roundup: Bacca, Yarmolenko linked, Ings, Benteke latest

Tuesday’s collection from the rumour mill sees Liverpool linked with a host of attacking talents, including updates on Danny Ings and Christian Benteke.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 14, 2013: Manchester City's James Milner in action against Arsenal during the Premiership match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LFC Transfer Rumour Roundup: Benteke, Milner, Ings, Lacazette & More

With exactly a month until the summer transfer window re-opens, we round-up the latest rumours affecting Liverpool.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Reported Liverpool target Christian Benteke could stay at Aston Villa

Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke could be set to sign a new contract at Villa Park and put an end to transfer rumours linking him with a move to Liverpool this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke’s FA Cup final performance proves he’s not the striker Liverpool need

With Aston Villa losing 4-0 to Arsenal in Sunday’s FA Cup final, Jack Lusby assesses the performance of Liverpool target Christian Benteke.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sherwood: Christian Benteke doesn’t suit Liverpool’s style

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke is “Liverpool’s No. 1 target” this summer

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke: Why Liverpool must avoid “£32 million” Aston Villa striker

Christian Benteke is regularly cited as Liverpool’s top priority when it comes to signing a striker this summer, and Jack Lusby believes this is a mistake.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno and Joe Allen tackle Aston Villa's Christian Benteke during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool Transfer Rumour Round-up: Montoya, Son, Benteke, Cavani & More

As silly season increasingly comes to the fore, we round-up the latest transfer rumours affecting Liverpool in recent days.

Report: Liverpool consider Benteke and Mignolet in double Belgian swoop