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Liverpool’s Summer Transfer Wish-List:

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Brendan-Rodgers-Swansea-C-007It will be difficult for even the most ardent of Liverpool fans to say this season has been a resounding success. The club didn’t progress far in the domestic cups or the Europa League and the club’s league form has been inconsistent to say the least. Poor summer signings and a slight difficulty in adapting to Brendan Rodger’s intense pressing and passing style of play, have caused Liverpool problems this season.

But since the turn of the year there has been cause for optimism with splendid performances interspersed with encouraging results. Having thumped mid to lower tabled opposition, Liverpool eventually gained a magnificent victory against Tottenham. Last week they came back from behind for the first time since December 2011 to beat Aston Villa away from home. New signings Daniel Sturridge and Phillipe Coutinho have been absolutely phenomenal, adding pace and guile in a team that was lacking a cutting edge previously under Kenny Dalglish.

With a European spot all that’s left for Liverpool to fight for a strong run towards the end of the season can help create the perfect springboard for next season. This summer window will be the most critical for Liverpool in recent history due to Jamie Carragher’s impending retirement and our need for reinforcements to help create the squad depth that’s required to compete on major trophy fronts.

Liverpool has experienced campaigners in Pepe Reina, Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson. There are match winners in Gerrard, Sturridge, Suarez and Coutinho. And with the club benefiting from the fruit of their youth academy set up via gems such as Raheem Sterling and Suso, the club could not be in a better position to launch a vigorous assault on the Champions League positions next year.

This undeniably leads to the key question of the personnel Liverpool require and the positions that need filling. I personally believe with the right acquisitions there is no reason why Liverpool cannot challenge for the league. As ridiculous as some fans may find my assertions, Liverpool have dominated games against the top teams this season via possession and chances, except for maybe the games against Arsenal at Anfield and Tottenham away.

Considering how the youngsters have been fielded for important games against United, City and Everton and held their own, at least three more quality additions will help enhance the squad and their Champions League challenging credentials.

Imperative for Brendan Rodgers will be the requirement of a centre back. The loss of Jamie Carragher, whom he tried to convince to play for another season, will come as a great blow due to his vast experience and organisational skills at the back. Many names have been brandished in the media such as Sakho, the young Paris St. Germain and French international (source: Daily Mail) and Simon Kjaer the Danish international and defensive partner to Daniel Agger (source: TalkSPORT).

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13 comments

  • Bill says:

    Ben Arfa Season is a no for me. Too injury prone. FSG wont sanction a move for Alonso as he is now too old to make any money on.

  • ai says:

    out
    reina 12
    skrtel 10
    enrique 8
    coates 6
    henderson 15
    downing 12
    shelvey 6
    carroll 16
    allen 8
    borini 8
    assaidi 4
    total 105

    in
    ochoa 8
    williams 10
    dede 18
    coentrao 15
    strootman 18
    wanyama 18
    eriksen 25
    fischer 20
    mertens 20
    total 152

    will only play hardet league

    —————–ochoa——————-
    jonson—dede——-agger—coentrao
    —————strootman—————-
    —-gerrard——————eriksen—-
    fischer———suarez———mertens

    • haider ali says:

      Strootman Mertenes and Coentrao won’t be available or viable. But I like the team you assembled, attacking and creative.

  • steven says:

    Liverpool is a waste,couldn’t beat Reading,the manager must go

  • KB says:

    We need to get rid of Carroll for more than we paid which is gonna be a problem. We also need a decent 2nd keeper unless Jones learns to catch in mid-season.

    • haider ali says:

      I agree we need to get rid of Carroll. If he was a bench warmer bought on the cheap on low wages I wouldn’t mind keeping him because he adds something different, but on the whole he ain;t good enough. We’ll have a problem recouping the money we paid. West Ham won’t be buying him and want to bid as low as ten million pounds. I say 15m and Ben Arfa will do but Newcastle will be barmy to go for such a deal.

  • onne opption says:

    lfc player is gud enough only adds a few player in defense but BR didn’t manage it well

    • haider ali says:

      I think he’s managed as well as he could have. He lost experienced players in Maxi and Kuyt who would have done well in this system I think. He also inherited a shabby squad, lets face it Carroll, Downing and Henderson and Adams haven’t been good enough. He also messed up signing Borini and Allen. They are not good enough. But his January signings give me hope for the summer.

  • Filo says:

    So Carraghar is Retiring means ” Toby Alderweireld or Sakho or Dede or Simon Kjaer” should be on the Top list of CB for BR…and also Michal Richard should be signed to, he’ll help us on both RB or LB if any is injured, so Coates and Wilson should be Sold..

    Secondly our Mid and Wings needs some help, So Strootman , Eriksens and Tom Ince are the players we need, they’re good talented players, with Lucas, Coutinho and Gerrard in the mid, it will be good partnership, so Allen and Downing should be Sold at this time and Loan out Shelvey to a BPL team

    Last thing for Forward, Carrol will be sold forsure and Borini should be sold too, that means We’ll only be left by 2 Strikers, so the player i hope BR will sign is Christain Bentika from Aston Villa, hes only 22 and his first season in BPL with 18 goals, thats good on his Debut season, he’ll be a Star in the Future…

    So thats it, Sell 5 useless and buy 5 useful players that can make Liverpool a Title challenger Team =)

    • haider ali says:

      Best reply I’ve had thus far. Love your way of thinking on the players we need to buy and sell. I do feel however we need a better player in the holding role than Lucas. he’s a squad player for me.

  • juan says:

    Dah! Its a shame LFC we are not going to make it in even one of the Europe competetions… its like we dont have difference with small teams.. no longer kings of europe… BR should leave

  • haider ali says:

    Season’s not over yet, we might make it.

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