4) Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma)
There’s no way we’re going to be able to make do with a midfield of Lucas, Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson. We need a top level replacement for Gerrard, someone who can come in and make an immediate impact. The Bosnian international fits that description perfectly. The 25-year-old has been an integral part of Roma’s recent revival and is on course to lead them to a second successive top three finish in Serie A. The technical playmaker we crave.