Would any of these five full-backs make good additions to our squad next summer…
Despite the Reds still having plenty to play for this season, many Liverpool fans have already begun to look towards next summer, attempting to analyse where we will be trying to strengthen in the next transfer window.
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Last summer’s crop of new additions – particularly the exceptional Emre Can, but also Lazar Markovic, Adam Lallana and Alberto Moreno – have begun to settle in, and it’s hard to see exactly where improvement is needed.
One potential issue is at right-back, where the lack of a recognised first choice was one of the major contributors towards our switch to a 3-4-3 formation. Since then, Jordon Ibe, Lazar Markovic, Jordan Henderson and Emre Can have all been trialled in a right wing-back role, with varying amounts of success.
Javier Manquillo (pictured), Jon Flanagan and Glen Johnson all remain on our books, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that an out-and-out attacking full-back, of a similar ilk to Moreno, would be beneficial to Brendan Rodgers’ squad.
The latest candidate to be linked by the press is Barcelona’s out-of-favour veteran Adriano, who is capable of playing on either side of the pitch or in midfield. Check out our full list of favourites below:
5) Adriano (Barcelona)
The 30-year-old has bags of experience at the top level, having played 159 games for Barcelona, winning nine major honours, including the 2011 Champions League title. Also a former Brazilian international, but considering his age is not a very ‘Brendan Rodgers’ signing, and we expect him to be overlooked despite the paper talk.