Liverpool step up chase for new striker !!!

It has today been rumoured that Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones is a target for Liverpool according to the mirror. The striker who has impressed this season since signing from Southampton in the summer is reportedly very high on Liverpool boss Rafa Bentiez's wish list and a January move could be on the cards.

The paper is reporting that the fee could be as high as £12 million but I'm not sure he's worth that much. He has been terrific thus far this season for Sunderland, and if a deal of £12 million was to go through that would calculate to a 100% profit for the club. This move will almost certainly spell the end of Peter Crouch's career at the Reds and he may yet be part of the deal.

Sunderland boss Roy Keane admitted : "There are not a lot of target men out there, so the fact Kenwyne's quick and has a good touch makes it obvious people will identify him." I think Jones will be key for Sunderland to stay up this season and if they were to loose him that may send the club straight back down to the Championship.