Liverpool's lack of goals will reportedly be addressed in January after Brendan Rodgers was linked with a move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Sidney Sam.

The 24-year-old may not be a prolific goal-scorer but his ability on the ball means that he creates lots of opportunities for team-mates from wide areas.

Liverpool do have a lack of options in attacking positions this season and have been forced to turn to youth, with Raheem Sterling starting the majority of league games this season.

Sidney Sam
Sam in action for Germany at Under-21 level [Wikipedia] Reuters

Against Manchester United, Rodgers was forced to bring on 18-year-old midfielder Suso after an injury to Fabio Borini, further indicating a lack of options for the manager.

Reports in Germany are suggesting that Liverpool have been playing close attention to Sam all will consider making an offer during the January transfer window.

Sam signed for Leverkusen in the summer of 2010 on a five-year contract and last season made 16 league appearances, scoring four goals and providing two assists.

Liverpool have attempted to add some extra width to their side and Rodgers did Morocco inernational Ousama Assaidi from Heerenveen in the summer.

However, the winger has yet to start a Premier League game and is viewed as a player who is one who will develop and become more of a regular starter in the future.

The report in Record states that Rodgers wants further alternatives in attacking positions and is prepared to make an offer when the transfer window opens at the start of next year.

Something that could work in Liverpool's favour is that fact that the German side are managed by former defender Sami Hyypia who still has a cult status at the club.

Hyypia is yet to hand Sam a league start this season and may be willing to listen to offers for the midfielder.

Sam is yet to represent Germany but he was a regular in the youth sides which featured the likes ofMesut Ozil, Mats Hummels, Manuel Neuer and Sami Khedira.