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Rodgers: "We Need Another Striker"

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Though in the end he was happy with the result against Southampton, Brendan Rodgers knows just as well as everybody else that Liverpool need to bring in another striker this summer.

Clive Brunskill

Following the departure of Luis Suarez, everybody knows Liverpool need another striker. Brendan Rodgers, as one of everybody, knows it, too. Daniel Sturridge is one of the league's best fit and on form and Rickie Lambert has already improved Liverpool's options off the bench compared to Iago Aspas, but at least one more is needed.

"I still so think we need another striker," said the Liverpool manager when pressed on the subject following Sunday's narrow 2-1 victory over Southampton at Anfield. "It's something that we will look at but it will depend on the availability of one. But today was all about winning and we got there."

With Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno arriving over the past two weeks, Liverpool finally appear to have shored up the fullback position, giving Rodgers two-deep options at almost every position with a group of positionally and tactically flexible players. Striker, though, remains a problem point.

From Loic Remy's failed medical to Swansea's refusal to deal with Liverpool over Wilfried Bony to a rumoured inability to get anywhere with inquiries into Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao, Liverpool's striker search has seemed stalled for some time now. For now, Rodgers remains hopeful, both for a new striker signing and when it comes to the players already on hand.

"We will search for that through the end of the window," he added, looking to focus on the positives as much as possible, "but you can see the players, the quality that we do have."

It's hard to argue with the quality of the new and improved squad, but with Liverpool facing four competitions this season, Rodgers and the transfer committee need to find a striker before the window closes in two weeks.