Since Kenny Dalglish returned as manager, Liverpool has been transformed into a club on the rise, but I feel they are still a few players short from being a team that will challenge for major honours such as the Premier League Title, and the Champion’s League.
Let’s first take a look at what positions the club needs to strengthen in. In my opinion, they need to buy a couple of wingers, a center back and a left back. If there’s any money left over, I’d also say that they need a creative central midfielder in the Xabi Alonso mold, or maybe even recall Alberto Aquilani from Juventus at the end of the season!
Now that Liverpool have the fantastic Luiz Suarez and Andy Carroll upfront – a player that is over 6 foot 5 inches tall and an absolute powerhouse and nightmare for defenders, it’s imperative that they buy two decent wingers, so they can supply Carroll with crosses that he can put away.
In terms of buying a center back, there are a very few potential targets that I feel would be good quality signings. Ryan Shawcross from Stoke City, Gary Cahill from Bolton Wanderers and Micah Richards from Manchester City are all English, meaning they would qualify for the UEFA Home Grown player rules.
Fabio Coentrao of Benfica would be my first choice for a left back spot. He’s young, quick and likes to attack, very much like John Arne Riise, and would be a valuable asset.
Charlie Adam of Blackpool is still a target for the club, but with competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United amongst others, he could end up costing around £20m, as Blackpool would want to get as much as possible for him, whether they stay up or not.
Who would you like to see playing for Liverpool next season?