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This weeks international break gives the club managers a chance to evaluate their squads ahead of the busy December period. With the transfer window open on January 1st many of the Premier league teams that are planning to make any new acquisitions will want to do so sooner rather than later.

It has been an up and down season for Liverpool. Publicly they declared a serious title challenge but privately Kenny Dalgleish must admit that unless they sign three more players in January, they could easily fail to finish in the Champions League places or the Europa League. That would depend on who played in the two cup finals.

They have one of the most consistent goalkeepers in world football. That area is sorted although you would worry if you were a Liverpool fan should Reina receive a long term injury. The biggest concern is the Liverpool defence. Dalgleish seems unsure who to play at right back in Glenn Johnson’s absence and Johnson himself is becoming more and more injured. The three youngsters Martin Kelly, Danny Wilson and Joe Flanagan all look decent players but they are lacking a decent centre back.

Jamie Carragher is not getting any younger and his fitness levels are not what they were. In my opinion Martin Skrtel is a liability defender and Daniel Agger is very injury prone. The Uruguay international Sebastian Coates is looking like he is having trouble adapting to the pace of the Premier league. An offer for Gary Cahill wouldn’t be a bad choice.

There is a lot of talent in Liverpool’s midfield. There is a combination of passing, tackling, creativity and work collectively and they have won matches without Steven Gerrard. Dalglish will be looking for Gerrard to retire from international duties to lessen the time spent on the sidelines. They are lacking a player with real pace on the right of midfield to mirror Stuart Downing on the left. Someone in the Shaun Wright-Phillips mould.

Finally they are pinning to much on Luis Suarez. Even though he is a player I don’t enjoy watching due to the theatrics that come with him, I acknowledge how important he is becoming to Liverpool. Opposition defences are going to resort to kicking him in order to stop him and he will pick up knocks and miss games. Andy Carroll still looks surprised to be a Liverpool player. It just hasn’t happened for him yet at Anfield. They need another goal scorer. There has been whispers around David Villa but I think that deal is a little out of Liverpool’s reach. Hugo Rodallega may be a possibility come January and Jermaine Defoe also may leave Tottenham.

I’m not a scout and have no idea on club budgets but those are the kind of players I feel Liverpool need in order to challenge for Europe. It is looking like Arsenal may have turned things around and with both Manchester clubs and Chelsea performing well the Champions League looks out of Liverpool’s hands. They face a fight with Newcastle and Tottenham for whatever European places are available for next years European competitions after the FA and League cups have provided their two places.

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25 comments

  • RoyK says:

    U gotto 2 b kidding me! Cahill, SWP, Rodallega? At least you got something rite, tht u r no scout!

    • wes says:

      I wasn’t suggesting those players. cahill ok is young and english. SWP has just signed for QPR so that was just a template for player needed and Rodallega and Defoe can do what carroll cant. namely score.

  • daboy says:

    Well unsure about Cahill he seems a great prospect but the others you name are mediocre.

    • wes says:

      Mediocre they may be but where are you going to find top players in the positions required half way through a season. Admittedly Cahill, Defoe and Rodallega are not first choices but are Premier League ready.

  • Scouser says:

    4 players Liverpool should be looking at:Neven Subotic,Christen Eriksen,Robert Lawindowski & Xherdan Shaqiri . Spend £50mil on these players & we will be reaping the rewards

  • richard mcgill says:

    this s the funniest thing i have ever read. rodallega, swp,cahill,defoe who next heskey lmao.
    get a job lad because this is not your game

  • richard mcgill says:

    kelly imo should move to cb which i think he has mentioned this week. why not bid for hulk last season 36 goals and a huge 21 assists in only 53 appearences. this season so far 12 games 6 goals and 6 assists now thats consistent.if utd fail to go for wesley schneider lets take a cheeky punt or try for pastore or even van der vaart. we need goals from up front and midfield

  • freespirit says:

    You dont like to see Suarez? is that because he isnt english. He is one of the most talented players on the planet. I guess a player like Rooney would be ok with his disgraceful behaviuor at times. Suarez playes with heart and guts ……….he brings something special to the game. I guess each person has their opinion, i just find yours somewhat amazing.

  • richard mcgill says:

    money talks even in january remember we got suarez city got robinho it happens

  • Bjarne Knudsen says:

    No No no no; not Cahill but Shawcross, Not Rodeliga but Podolski. They are not superstars but i like them. 🙂

  • praise says:

    we need sm1 like carlos teves

  • anthony says:

    hazard,cavani,lucas

  • steve says:

    2 players:Michel Bastos and David Villa.i dont care if the players we get have played in English football or they’re english!!enough with english talent,time for some real transfers.
    Reina
    Johnson Skrtel Agger Enrique
    Bastos Gerrard Adam Downing
    Villa Suarez
    it would be like 15-20 million+25-35 million=40-55 million but it would be worth it.YNWA

  • Kamster says:

    Cahill makes a sensible purchase, Adam Johnson for the wing and Gomez up front…. Expensive but will get us to the promised land….

    We could sell some others…. Like Skrtle and Glen Johnson to get half the money back if needed….

    • Livmad says:

      Spot on, Kamster. Sell Lucas as well, our weakest link.

      • Dazebayor says:

        Sell Lucas?? Our weakest link????
        You are am idiot hes been top boy for us!!
        Did you not know that he just got voted north east player of the season as well as Liverpools best player last season.

        Get real fella

  • wes says:

    I don’t actually rate Cahill, Defoe, SWP or Rodallega but the idea was to highlight the areas Liverpool need to strengthen in to compete at top of league. Players mentioned were not over priced and if Liverpool go spending £50m this window how are they going to balance the books.

  • man says:

    the problems is GOAL SCORRER and STRIKER OPTION

    striker :

    luis suarez
    David Villa

    sub:
    suso
    Andy caroll

    attacking mid

    bellamy ( left wing )
    gerrard ( center )
    Adam ( center )
    Downing ( right )

    sub :
    Jonjo
    Aquilani
    Kyut

    defensive mid

    Lucas

    sub :
    Spearing
    Coady

    defender line

    enrique
    agger
    skertel
    johnson

    sub:
    kelly
    flanagan
    coates
    carragher

    Keeper

    Reina
    Gulasci
    Doni

    any question??

    and we miss player no 10 ( owen type )

  • Ashfah Hussain says:

    Sell Lucas and but the above.

  • badnews says:

    1. sell lucas to psg.
    2. sell skrtel.
    3. sell kuyt.
    4 sell glen johnson.
    5. buy marko marin/ johnson/ antoine griezmann/ shaqiri.
    for a right winger.
    6. buy gasto ramirez/ hamsek/ erikssen/ kagawa. for an
    attacking midfielder.
    7. buy lavezzi/ damiao for a striker
    8. buy khedira/ siccoko/ m villa for a defensive midfielder.
    9. adams, henderson, carrol on the bench.
    10. make it to cl spot.
    if we dont have money we can
    play suso instead of adam,
    coady for henderson, morgan
    for carrol, sterling for downing

  • reds1621 says:

    pls buy hazard..m.villa.. david villa damiao…lucas..eriksen n cahill

  • emeka says:

    I honestly don’t know how its possible but we need xavi alonso. Right wing jesus navas will be cool. Helmes, jelen or luis fabiano will be awesome striking for liverpool.

  • Denis says:

    There are 5 players the club need in January in order to compete with the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham for a Champions League spot and if we have any chance of pipping anyone to title this season:

    1: CB: Gary Cahill Of Bolton should be brought to club for £4-£9M to form a solid, tough, resolute defensive partnership with Agger at the club.

    2: DM: C Tiote Of Newcastle, N De Jong Of Man City Or M’Villa Of Rennes, one of these tough, solid, powerful, dynamic mobile enforcers needs to be brought to the club for £10-£18M.

    3: RW: Jesus Navas Of Seville, Alexis Sanchez Of Barcelona Or Eden Hazard Of Lille, One of these fast, speedy, quick skillful exciting wingers needs to be brought to club for £18-£26M.

    4:AM: Diego Of Wolfsburg, Coutinho Of Inter Milan, Willian Of Shakhtar Donesk, Valbuena Of Marseille, C Eriksen Of Ajax Or M Gotze Of B Dortmund, One of these Class,Quality,Skillful, creative attacking midfielders in mould of Silva, Iniesta, Modric and Ozil. One of these midfielders needs to be brought to club for £12-£18M.

    5: FD: L Lopez Of Lyon, Cavani Of Napoli, G Rossi Of Villareal, D Bent Of A Villa, Higuain Or Benzema Of Real Madrid, One of these Out and Out finishers, fox in box type strikers needs to be brought to club to play just in front of Suarez for £15-£30M.

    Them 5 players would cost between £59M and £101M, but them 5 players would change the dimension of team and change side from top 5-8 side in league at moment, to top 1- 3 side.

    And the £59-£101M that would be spent on 5 players, would be much better value than the £83M that at this moment seems we overspent on average english players: Carroll £35m, Henderson £20M, Downing £20M and C Adams £8M. Our best buy and most consistant performer out of the new recruits we signed in the summer has been Enrique, he has been awesome and been mr reliable this season so far.

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