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Liverpool have laid their eyes on an ex-Chelsea legend to solve their striker crisis as they attempt to sign Didier Drogba on a two-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua. The Chinese football season ends next week and the People believe that Liverpool could make a shock move to bring the 34 year old to Anfield. The striker intends to return to England to train ahead of the African Cup of Nations in January, but whether he lands in England to play first-team football or train remains to be seen.
The Daily Mail feel that a move could be scuppered by the complexities involved as Liverpool need special permission from the Premier League to sign a player outside the transfer window, an event that rarely occurs in the current circumstances. Shanghai Shenhua have seemingly given Drogba permission to head back to England provided he returns to the club in March, but with the club still mired in financial uncertainty anything is possible.
Liverpool have placed an enormous burden on Luis Suarez to deliver the goals after a summer in which they let go of Andy Carroll and Dirk Kuyt but failed to sign Clint Dempsey, leaving Brendan Rodgers with Suarez and Fabio Borini as the only outright strikers. Boriniâ€™s injury lay-off has left them sweating as an injury or suspension to Suarez would derail their already shaky season. Rodgers had declared earlier that he wouldnâ€™t bring in any short-term replacements but the pressing need to move up the table might force him to re-think his position.
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