Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish. REUTERS

Liverpool are close to completing the signings of two strikers, possibly within the next few days, according to former goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.

Liverpool drew another blank at the weekend after they drew 0-0 at home to Stoke, the seventh time they have been held at Anfield this season.

Kenny Dalglish's side have now scored just eight goals in their last nine Premier League games and, with Luis Suarez suspended for eight games, the onus has fallen on strikers Dirk Kuyt, Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy to shoulder the Liverpool's goal-scoring responsibility.

However, the trio have scored just six times between them this season and with Liverpool's hopes of securing a top-four finish diminishing by the week, Dalglish is believed to be prepared to enter the transfer market to bolster his side's attacking threat.

And Liverpool legend Grobbelaar has revealed Dalglish is keeping close tabs on two strikers, with a view to securing both players before the end of the month.

"There are two strikers [Liverpool are interested in]," Grobbelaar told talkSPORT. "I know that [Kenny Dalglish] is looking at a South American striker who is playing in Holland and I know that he's quite close in getting another striker.

"I'm not going to be the one to actually tell you who, but I'm sure that the striker will be arriving soon."

However, one forward Liverpool are unlikely to sign in January is Crystal Palace teenager Wilfried Zaha, after his manager Dougie Freedman warned the Reds the 19-year-old was not for sale.

The Palace forward has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks but Freedman remains adamant the player will not be going anywhere this month.

"I've had chit-chats with Kenny Dalglish and Alex Ferguson, but he is not going anywhere," Freedman is quoted on

Zaha has been the subject of increased speculation in recent weeks following a number of impressive displays in this season's Carling Cup, including the 2-1 win over Manchester United in last month's quarter-final.

Crystal Palace are now favourites to progress to a Wembley final date against either Liverpool or Manchester City, after beating Cardiff City 1-0 in their semi-final first leg last week.

And Zaha has attracted the attention of a number of Premier League clubs - including Liverpool and Newcastle - as the Eagles also push for a play-off place in the Championship.

However, club captain Paddy McCarthy has urged the youngster to reject purported interest from Liverpool and Newcastle in favour of staying at Selhurst Park beyond the end of the season, as he believes a move away could stunt his development.

"Wilfried is a special talent, probably the most naturally gifted individual I have come across in my career, and this is the perfect club for him at the moment," Paddy McCarthy is quoted on ESPN Soccernet.

"Every week, you see the improvement in these kids because they are being managed the right way. It would be criminal for these lads to move on too soon in their careers."

McCarthy warned the winger that he is in danger of following former Palace wunderkind John Bostock into obscurity, should he be tempted by the Premier League.

Bostock became the youngest Palace player to start a game when he made his debut aged 15, but the midfielder has endured a frustrating three years after moving to Tottenham in 2008 and McCarthy believes Zaha should learn from his former team-mate's mistake.

"[Crystal Palace manager] Dougie Freedman won't stand in their way if they need to move on - but he won't let them leave too early, as we have seen with the likes of John Bostock," McCarthy added.

"I'm sure Wilfried will be with us for the second leg against Cardiff, and to stay involved in this fantastic journey we've been on."