London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Saido Berahino to solve his goalscoring problems in January.
The Reds boss has identified the West Bromwich Albion (WBA) striker as the man he wants to add goals to his misfiring forward line. And Rodgers is pushing for a deal to happen when the transfer window reopens in six weeks, reports Daily Mail.
WBA are desperate to keep Berahino, who has scored eight goals already this season, and will demand a high price. Berahino could cost more than 15 million euros, while the Baggies will look to keep the striker by offering him an improved contract.
And if a deal is not possible in January, then Rodgers is expected to return for Berahino in the summer. WBA are facing an increasing battle to keep hold of their prized asset, with Tottenham Hotspur also keen on the striker.
Bolstering his attack is a priority for Rodgers in January. Daniel Sturridge is facing another six weeks on the sidelines with a groin problem, new signing Mario Balotelli is yet to score a Premier League goal for the club and Rickie Lambert has started just one league game this season.
Rodgers has admitted the chances of recalling summer signing Divock Origi are slim. All that has made Rodgers intensify his interest in Berahino, despite WBA’s insistence that they will not sell in January.