Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he has swooped to sign Christian Benteke because the Reds desperately need to improve their firepower.
Benteke is seemingly on his way to Anfield after the Reds agreed to meet the £32.5 million fee that Aston Villa wanted.
Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo: “It was just clear we needed to score more goals.
“A few years ago we needed to improve our goal tally and we did that and it gave the team a little bit of profit. I feel it was the same this summer.
“We were down on our goals. Overall, it is the balance we need to improve offensively and defensively and the players that will contribute to both.”