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Brendan Rodgers hints at summer striker signing


Boss Brendan Rodgers reveals Liverpool will sign a new striker during next summer's transfer window.

The Reds could only manage a draw away at West Bromwich Albion, their sixth goalless draw of the season in all competitions.

And Rodgers admits that a new striker in the same level as Luis Suarez is needed for next season.

"West Brom defended very, very well," Rodgers said.

"They play with a really low block, so you've got to be patient and work your way through - and I thought in the second half, we did that very well.

"In the first half the idea was good, but we were probably just a little bit slow in our play. The second half was much better and we needed that little bit of luck or quality, which didn't come our way.

"We just don't score as many goals - it's as simple as that. The players are giving the same effort, the same attitude and the skills they are transferring from last year are the same.

"We had two players last year who played in our front three who between them got 50-plus goals, and we don't have that. But as a team, the players are giving absolutely everything.

"You saw today that they gave everything; there was some really good bits of play, clever bits of invention around the box. It's just that final little piece.

"The numbers will tell you clearly in terms of our goals this year and comparison. This is the third season I've been here and they have grown each year I've been here.

"It's an area we'll look at in the summer and definitely one we have to do some work on. But I give credit to the players because they came out today after a difficult result and performance last week, and showed great confidence."

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