Saido Berahino
West Brom's Berahino in action against Manchester CityReuters

Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a move for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino in the January transfer window to boost their attacking options.

The departure of Luis Suarez, who scored 31 goals from 32 appearances in the Premier League in the 2013/14 campaign, to Barcelona this summer and injury to Daniel Sturridge seem to have hit the Reds hard as they have hardly threatened in front of goal this season.

Liverpool, who netted a whooping 101 goals in the Premier League last season, have only managed 13 goals in their nine games this time around.

Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert, who arrived as replacements for Suarez - have struggled to make an impact as the duo haven't managed to score in the Premier League as yet.

Although Liverpool do have a reliable striker in Sturridge, the 25-year-old is very injury prone.

Due to this reason, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly hunting again for another striker to solving his side's attacking problems.

And according to the Metro, the Reds are now looking at a January move for West Brom's Berahino.

The 21-year-old England international, who is a product of West Brom's youth academy, has been impressive for the Baggies this season, netting seven goals in nine Premier League appearances so far.

It is believed that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has already made a £15 million offer for the youngster, but the Baggies reportedly want in excess of £25 million for the striker.

Although Berahino would be a very good addition to the Liverpool squad, the Reds will probably not be able to afford his huge price tag, having already spent a fortune on the transfers of ten players this season.

Meanwhile, Rodgers feels that Sturridge, who is currently sidelined until mid-November with a calf problem, will never be able to establish himself as one of the best strikers in Europe if he keeps getting injured.

Although the former Chelsea striker has netted 32 goals in 46 Premier League appearances since his arrival at Liverpool, he has also been plagued by injuries.

"He won't become a top European striker until he plays consistently," Rodgers was quoted as saying by ESPN.

"It doesn't matter about potential. You have to play. When Daniel comes back into the team, you will see the confidence because of the movement and the dynamic. But he isn't fit and he hasn't been for a long time."

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