Samuel Eto'o
Eto'o netted nine times for Chelsea last season but is looking for a new club Getty Images/GLYN KIRK

Liverpool have been advised to sign former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto's to offset the sale of Luis Suarez.

Reports on Tuesday suggested that Eto'o – who is a free agent following his departure from Stamford Bridge – was among the strikers being considered by the Reds as they look to bring in fresh attacking options before the end of the summer transfer window.

Eto'o scored nine goals in 29 starts for Chelsea last season but his relationship with Jose Mourinho was close to breaking point towards the end of the previous campaign and Liverpool have been urged to take advantage.

"He's an experienced player and the one thing Liverpool do need is options," former Everton forward Tony Cottee told talkSPORT. "They didn't have the distraction of the Champions League last season but this year they've got it and they need a big squad.

"I've been impressed with Brendan [Rodgers]. He was fantastic last year and he's gradually building it up. You need a lot more players to play European football so I think he [Eto'o] would be a good signing.

"He wouldn't play every week but he'd be a good addition to the squad."

Liverpool were unsuccessful in attempts to sign Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers after the Frenchman reportedly failed a medical and manager Brendan Rodgers has since been left to consider other targets.

Though the club have been linked with moves for Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao, Liverpool are yet to make any progress in replacing Suarez, who scored 31 league goals last season.

Javier Manquillo became the club's seventh summer signing on a two-year loan deal last week but Rodgers is keen on bringing in more recruits.

"We would still like to do some business," he said. "Across the board, we still want to add a little bit more depth to what we have."