Steve Nicol has slammed Liverpool’s decision to target Daniel Sturridge in the January transfer window – claiming the club need a proven goalscorer instead of just potential.
But former Anfield favourite Nicol claims the Merseyside club should be looking to the Bunesliga, like some of their Premier League rivals, in their pursuit of top-quality hitmen.
“Daniel Sturridge and Tom Ince are good players but they’re not proven quality,” he told the Sports Bar.
“Sturridge can’t get into the Chelsea team, so why do Liverpool think he’s going to come here and set the place alight?
“Ince is the same, he’s a good player but he’s not proven at this level. They’re also both not goalscorers.”
Arsenal have targeted Schalke star Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, while Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski has been linked to Manchester United, and Nicol added that is the calibre of striker Liverpool should be going for.
“I’d be happy if Liverpool were being linked with Lewandowski,” he continued. “He’s got just over a year left on his contract and Borussia Dortmund would let him go.
“Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is another one [they should target]. He’s a proven goalscorer. They need to get a couple of guys who they know can get the ball in the back of the net. That will take the pressure off everybody.”