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Brendan Rodgers has promised to pursue a world class striker right up to midnight on deadline day.
Liverpool boss Rodgers has had Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani on his hit-list after selling 31-goal player of the year Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
Rodgers said: "The money is there - and we will look to improve at the top end of the field until the very end of the window.
"It's not easy to get a top level striker, no. But we have to keep looking. We certainly need something, because we haven't brought in another striker so far, apart from Rickie Lambert.
"You just never know what will happen in that last week - the window will always throw up something. We will persevere, and the boys are working hard behind the scenes to see what information we can get on the availability of players."
Despite receiving a knock-back from world-class Monaco hitman Falcao, Rodgers hasn't completely given up all hope of the Reds snaring the Colombia international.
The 28-year-old, back in action after a knee injurt that kept him out of this summer's World Cup, has set his heart on a move to Real Madrid and has dismissed any alternative - despite being desperate to leave France.
But sources in Spain suggest there is no chance of a deal to take the former Atletico Madrid star to their city rivals, which leaves the faint prospect of a move to Anfield instead.
Rodgers is prepared to wait until the last few hours of the window on September 1, and offer the prospect of a year long loan deal... which would allow Falcao to keep his options open.
If not, Liverpool will pursue Paris Saint-Germain's Edison Cavani - a player he greatly admires - as an alternative, even though the Uruguayan, Suarez's international strike partner, has also played down the prospect of a switch.
The Kop club's fans were underwhelmed by the idea free agent Samuel Eto'o, now 33, could arrive as a stop-gap replacement for the departed Suarez, but Anfield insiders suggest that is very much a last resort option.