Liverpool’s Luis Garcia has recommended his club sign Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes, when the transfer window opens in January.

Liverpool need cover up front following an injury to Djibril Cisse’, which is expected to keep the French striker out for the remainder of the season.

Morientes, who was loaned to French side Monaco for last season, has started is behind the likes of Raul, Ronaldo and Michael Owen in the Real Madrid pecking order.

“Now that we do not have Djibril, it is important to bring in a new striker to rotate the squad,” said Garcia.

“It would be great to bring in Morientes. It could even be the key to success for us.

“Cisse is a very good player and we’ll miss him. It was very hard to see a team-mate crying out in agony and we all feel for him.”