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Liverpool close on new striker

Liverpool are on the verge of signing a new striker, according to legendary goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.

• Carra: We will struggle for top four

Liverpool struggled to hit the net again this weekend with a 0-0 draw at home to Stoke and have scored just eight goals in their last nine Premier League games. With Luis Suarez suspended for eight games, strikers Dirk Kuyt and Andy Carroll have come under pressure to perform but Carroll has only scored twice this season, while Kuyt has yet to break his drought.

Manager Kenny Dalglish is believed to be ready to dip into the transfer market to boost his side's attacking threat and Grobbelaar is sure a deal will happen soon.

"There are two strikers [Liverpool are interested in]," Grobbelaar told talkSPORT. "I know that [Kenny Dalglish] is looking at a South American striker who is playing in Holland and I know that he's quite close in getting another striker.

"I'm not going to be the one to actually tell you who, but I'm sure that the striker will be arriving soon." According to the Daily Mirror, Dalglish is ready to offer £10 million for Tottenham's Jermain Defoe, although Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has said recently that he does not want to let the striker depart.

Another possibility is Lille striker Moussa Sow, who has put the Reds on red alert after revealing he would jump at the chance to play at the club.

"I am at Lille now but as we all know I want to play in England one day," he told Sky Sports. "Liverpool, well, that is a dream club. Anyone would be happy, scoring goals in front of the Kop can be the highlight of a career."

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