We hate to be the barer of bad news, but we’re not going to sign all six of these players this summer. Hopefully you knew that bid already. However, we could get one of them, and doing so would inspire a fresh wave of optimism among our supporters as we step-up our preparations for the new season.
All of these players listed below have already been linked to Liverpool in some form or another – although we’re aware that the Express, the Star and The Metro aren’t the most reliable of sources.
This news has got out there somewhere and that’s left us feeling hopeful about the possibility of us getting one of those ‘marquee arrivals’ Brendan Rodgers was talking about back in April (via The Telegraph).
Who of these would you take in a dream scenario?
Carlos Tevez (Juventus)
Why it could work: The Argentine is only under contract until the end of next season and has already confirmed that he doesn’t intend to extend his stay any further (via ESPN). Juventus are more likely to sell this year rather than let him go for nothing next summer.
How he could fit: We’re in desperate need or a striker and Tevez has scored regularly wherever he’s been. He comes with some baggage but if we can keep him happy then there’s no reason why he can’t be a success.
What do the papers say: The Metro claim a deal is close and will be completed after tonight’s Champions League final… yeah, so that’s clearly rubbish, but we’ll keep our hopes up regardless.
Martin Montoya (Barcelona)
Why it could work: The full-back doesn’t get the game-time he deserves at the Camp Nou – although his future is somewhat dependent on the fate of Dani Alves, who is out of contract this summer. If a club of our calibre came knocking then he could find an offer hard to turn down.
How he could fit: With Glen Johnson gone and Jon Flanagan out for the foreseeable future through injury we’re in desperate need of a right-back, and Montoya would be preferable to youngsters Andre Wisdom and Javier Manquillo. Did someone say the next Arbeloa?
What do the papers say: The Daily Mail suggest we’re monitoring the situation, which is probably fairly truthful. We’ve clearly got our eye on a number of different full-back options and this is just one of them.