John Barnes believes Liverpool should target Gonzalo Higuain in the January transfer window.
Reports from Spain earlier in the month suggested that Kenny Dalglish was interested in the Real Madrid star and Barnes claims he’s the right man to improve their record at Anfield.
“Goal scoring has been the problem all year,” Barnes told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “They’ve been creating enough chances but they really haven’t got an out and out goal scorer.
“Luis Suarez is a fantastic player, he scores goals, he comes short, he goes wide but what they are missing is a real penalty box player.
“They have to get a classic centre-forward, a number nine, who’s going to be a six-yard box player and they need to get one of really proven quality, someone like Gonzalo Higuain.
“He’s not playing at Real Madrid, if you get the ball in the box he can score, he can play outside the box and he’s the kind of player that Liverpool should be going for.”
“It all depends on the way you actually play and you have to play to someone’s strengths,” Barnes went on to say.
“I don’t know if he is the type of player that they want, he likes to be direct, play over the top, run on quickly. Liverpool don’t play that way and as good as Darren Bent is a good goal-scorer in the right team, I don’t know whether he’d fit at Liverpool.”