BRENDAN RODGERS remains hopeful of bringing another striker to Liverpool FC before tonight’s transfer window slams shut after allowing Andy Carroll to join West Ham United on a season-long loan.
Carroll travelled down to London yesterday and underwent a medical in the evening after reluctantly agreeing to a switch to Upton Park.
West Ham have paid Liverpool a £1.5million loan fee and, crucially, will pay all of the player’s wages for the duration of his stay.
However, there is no automatic guarantee of the England international completing a permanent deal at the end of his loan.
Rodgers hopes the saving in wages will help facilitate a move for a replacement striker with United States international Clint Dempsey, valued at around £8m by Fulham, still his preferred target.
But Liverpool are considering a number of other options and may yet make a loan move for Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge should the London side capture Bayer Leverkusen forward André Schürrle.
“I've been given as much confidence as I can possibly get that we will have someone to come in,” said the Liverpool manager.
“I've said all along that I have Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini as front line strikers, and the young lads like Adam Morgan are getting experience, but between now and January I need more than that.