Liverpool making reported £17m January bid must hinge on deal for 26-year-old striker - opinion
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Liverpool signing Karim Adeyemi surely hinges on Divock Origi exit

Liverpool fans have been begging for a striker to be signed for some time now. The Reds are short of quality in depth in the final third, we need to solve that with a signing. Reports that Liverpool will make a January bid for Karim Adeyemi surely hinge on an exit for Divock Origi.

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Striker needed

At the minute the Reds are without a natural striker, an out and out finisher.

The problems associated with not having a natural striker are three fold: we lack competition, a fox in the box and rotation options.

On competition: at the minute we have four players competing for four positions, that simply isn’t enough and can lead to complacnecy.

In terms of rotation options we can’t rest more than one player at a time without risking a massive drop off in output.

Then there is the need for a fox in the box. When we’re struggling against a low block we need a lethal, natural striker who can sniff out half chances and take them.

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Liverpool linked with Karim Adeyemi

So it looks as though there’s a new name for us to go all in on as a fan base.

Liverpool have been linked with Karim Adeyemi with the Reds reportedly lining up a January swoop.

Transfermarkt has claimed that Jürgen Klopp’s side will battle Barcelona in the winter window.

The 19-year-old RB Salzburg striker is supposedly valued at around £17m.

During the international break he scored on his senior debut for Germany capping a strong start to the season, he has six goals in six games in the Austrian Bundesliga.

Origi move first

Surely the Reds moving for Adeyemi will hinge on whether or not Liverpool can sell Divock Origi.

January may well present a better chance to move on the cult hero.

As side’s approach desperate situations, injuries pile up and relegation battles emerge, there will be a club somewhere needing to add goals.

Origi can score goals. He just needs to be a regular starter.

Given the club’s sell-to-buy policy we can only imagine that Adeyemi will be signed if he’s a like-for-like replacement.

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