Date: 6th November 2018 at 3:55pm
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OPINION

Liverpool’s front three have not quite been firing on all cylinders in the way they were last season, while Daniel Sturridge continues to wait in the wings for a run of game time.

Neither Divock Origi not Dominic Solanke appear to feature in Jurgen Klopp’s long term plans, meaning that the Reds will soon be in need of fresh frontmen to provide competition for their established starting trio.

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson could be just the man to provide depth and ensure that there is someone of quality breathing down the necks of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Sturridge is that man at present but the former Chelsea star is 29 and his future at the club remains uncertain. The Sun reported last month that the England international was set to extend his contract on Merseyside, but nothing has been heard on that front since.

The striker’s current deal is up at the end of the season and, if anything were to happen with Sturridge’s new contract, contingency plans need to be made.

Wilson is the man who could replace, or work alongside, Sturridge. The 26-year-old is a natural goal scorer who has come back from serious injury problems to record the finest form of his Premier League career this season.

The Cherries frontman has seven goals in 13 games in all competitions this term and appears to be going from strength to strength for Eddie Howe’s in form side.

Liverpool have prior with this sort of signing. Danny Ings was also plucked from one of the Premier League’s lesser lights after impressing for Burnley years ago, and Wilson is of similar calibre to the now-Southampton man.

You can never have enough goal scorers, and the struggles of Messrs Salah, Firmino and Mane have showcased the Reds’ lack of quality alternatives bar Sturridge.

Who would you rather have replacing one of the front three in a game Liverpool are losing, Origi or Wilson? Solanke or Wilson? The answer to both questions, of course, is the Bournemouth man.

Wilson wouldn’t cost the earth, but his impact on this Liverpool squad could be immeasurable in the coming years. If the Reds don’t act now they could end up missing out on one of the Premier League’s most in form players.