Liverpool continues to search for the solution to a gap in their goal scoring ability that has been apparent since the departure of Fernando Torres nearly two years ago. The arrival of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll at the same time was supposed to see the club form a new version of Kevin Keegan and John Toshack upfront, but that never happened.
Now with Suarez in a vein of creative form but lack of scoring exploits and Andy Carroll on loan to West Ham United, it is hard to see just what the club will be doing in January other than attempting to sign a new striker.
According to the Daily Mail on Oct. 13, 2012 the club are said to be looking at making a deal to sign Newcastle United striker, Demba Ba. Although a few weeks ago that would have seemed a near impossibility, the recent signing of Newcastle with new sponsor Wonga.com has seen many players such as Ba open up a definite line of communication to make his exit.
If the continued boycott of the sponsor from players of certain religions, it is almost certain that Ba will be one of the names up on the auction block from Newcastle come January.
The additional goals that a goal hunting out and out striker like Ba could add to the Merseyside club is something that has been drastically missing for several seasons now and could prove a huge signing if the Reds could pull it off.