Saido Berahino
Berahino has been impressive in the Premier League this seasonReuters

Liverpool are reportedly set to complete a £23.5 million move for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino in the winter transfer window.

The Reds are desperate to sign a new striker in January as they have been very poor when it comes to goal this season, managing only 22 goals from 18 appearances in the Premier League so far.

Their summer signings -- Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert -- have both proved to be flops, scoring only one goal between them in the Premier League this season.

Although Daniel Sturridge was impressive in the Premier League in 2013/14, scoring 21 goals from 29 appearances, regular injuries have prevented him from emulating the same form this season.

The Reds' other striker Fabio Borini, who spent the last campaign on loan at Sunderland, has also been very disappointing, failing to find the net even once this season.

Due to this reason, the Reds are looking to bring in a new striker, who can provide them with regular goals as Luis Suarez did last season.

And now according to the Metro, the Reds have reportedly found their man in West Brom's Berahino.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur were also believed to be interested in landing the youngster in January, but the report in Metro claims that the Reds have won the race to sign him by making an offer of £23.5 million.

Although the striker is nowhere near the form Suarez was in last season, he has been doing pretty decently this season, scoring 7 goals from 18 Premier League appearances so far.

As Berahino is only 23 years of age, he has plenty of time to improve and become a more potent striker in the future.

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident that the Reds will be much better in the second half of this season insisting that they are still aiming for a top four finish.

"For us, the objectives are still very much the same - we want to finish in a top-four position. Step by step, we know it's a long road, but the points can whittle away very quickly," Rodgers told the club's official website.

"We're now seven points behind that. We'll just take each game as it comes. We know we will be much better in the second part of the season than the first.

"In my two years here, that is what has happened - we've got better and better as the season has gone on, and we have to this year."

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