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Brendan Rodgers is prepared to wait until just before the transfer window slams shut in the hope of uncovering a solution to boost his firepower.
The Liverpool manager wants to sign another striker to provide competition for Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75million.
Free agent Samuel Eto'o is one option that Rodgers has considered and the Cameroon international is keen to move to Merseyside, but Rodgers is waiting to see whether anyone else emerges in the final weeks of the transfer scramble.
Liverpool have enquired about Monaco's Radamel Falcao, whose hopes of joining Real Madrid are in the balance due to the wealth of attacking options already in place at the Bernabeu.
And Rodgers is willing to bide him time aware top level reinforcements are few and far between.
"But we have to keep looking," said the Liverpool manager ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener with Southampton.
"We certainly need something that is going to help us over the coming season. You never know what sometimes happens with a few weeks to go in the window.
"That last week of the window will always throw up something. We will just persevere, and the boys are working hard behind the scenes to see what information we can get on the availability of players and we will take it from there."