Marcus Rashford: Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey suggests Reds could do with a player like Manchester United striker

Emile Heskey believes Liverpool will be looking to sign another striker in the summer.

The former Reds frontman, who represented the Anfield club between 2000 and 2004, believes they need more options to ease the pressure on no.9 Roberto Firmino.

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Heskey believes Liverpool need another top class striker to support Firmino

Liverpool are in the hunt to win their first league title in 29 years, lying just a point behind leaders Manchester City.

But they have not quite been as prolific in front of goal this campaign, scoring 72 goals in the league compared with 75 at the same stage last season.

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Mohamed Salah, who was the top scorer in the Premier League last season, only has 17 league strikes to his name this time around.

Liverpool have been linked with the likes of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in the past in a bid to strengthen their options up front.

They have Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge in their ranks, but there have been issues regarding their fitness over the past couple of seasons.

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Heskey believes Liverpool need more options up top

And Heskey, who scored 39 Premier League goals in 150 appearances for the Merseysiders, thinks Jurgen Klopp will dip into the market in pursuit of another striker who can offer another option in behind the defence but also believes these kind of players are rare in the Premier League.

Speaking to betoclock.com, Heskey said: “Liverpool will want to sign another striker in the summer.

“Divock Origi gives them another option to up front, but they still need another top striker instead of Firmino.

“They’ll be looking to sign a player that can offer the option in behind the opposition defence.

“However, you don’t really see players who can do that in the Premier League, apart from Marcus Rashford for Manchester United.”

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Heskey believes strikers like Rashford are rare in the Premier League

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