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Five players LFC should target in January


Liverpool’s poor start to the season has prompted calls for Brendan Rodgers to dip into the transfer market. Here is a run down of five potential targets that could be on their way to Anfield next month.

Edinson Cavani – Paris SG

 

 

The 27 year-old Uruguayan is an absolute goal machine and is reportedly on the radar of the the Liverpool coach. Cavani made his name in Serie A but it wasn’t until the 2008/09 season with Palermo when he really flourished – 14 goals in 35 league games prompted Napoli to sign El Matador where he notched an incredible 78 goals in 104 Serie A games. 

 

 

The powerful forward has a somewhat similar style of play to Liverpool icon Luis Suarez with his infectious work rate and eye for the spectacular finish. However, a fee of around £40m will be needed to prize him away from the French capital. 

 

That’s a staggering sum but it’s rumoured that Cavani will be open to a move as he is more suited to playing the lead role, which is difficult in Paris behind the shadow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

 

Liverpool face stiff competition from Arsenal who are also looking to bolster their striking positions.

 

Martin Odegaard - Stromsgodset

 

Liverpool appear to have jumped to the head of the queue for the signature of Norwegian wonder-kid Martin Odegaard. The 15 year-old has already drawn comparisons with Lionel Messi for his trickery and ability to beat players. 

 

Odegaard has made 23 appearances for Stromsgodset scoring five goals in the process while the teenager also made his International debut for Norway when he became the youngest ever player to play in a UEFA European Championship qualifier.

 

There is clearly no shortage of offers for the 15 year-old attacking midfielder and Liverpool would be delighted to seal what would be a massive coup for the club. 

 

Sergio Romero – Sampdoria

 

Liverpool’s Achilles heel in recent seasons has been the ease in which they concede goals – and lots of them - so they could look towards the Argentina number one Sergio Romero to replace the haphazard Simon Mignolet. The current Liverpool stopper has made a string of high profile errors this season and does little to inspire confidence. 

 

 

Romero, on the other hand, has cemented his reputation as of the top goalkeepers in World football with a commanding performance in the World Cup with Argentina and the stopper is tipped to switch to the red half of Merseyside.

 

The potential arrival of Romero will give Mignolet stiff competition for the number one jersey, which could see a marked improvement in the current Liverpool keeper, or Romero could slot straight into the first team – a win, win situation for the manager.

 

Andre Pierre Gignac – Marseille

 

The 29 year-old French striker could finally be leaving Ligue 1 with a January transfer to the Premier League.  The Marseille front man, who has weighed in with 11 goals in 16 games for his this season, has a contract which expires at the end of the season, so the club could be tempted to cash in January.

Liverpool are in the market for a striker and Gignac represents good value, albeit a short term fix given his age. 

 

Gignac is not blessed with pace but has averaged a goal every two games during the last three seasons and current Marseille manager, Marcelo Bielsa, has the 29 year-old in top shape this season and is reaping the benefits with a glut of goals.

 

Spurs and Arsenal would also be interested in the experienced striker should the opportunity arise in the next window.

 

Paulo Dybala – Palermo

 

The Argentine 21 year-old striker is beginning to find his feet in Serie A after netting six goals in 13 games for Palermo – he has scored in each of his last four league games. Ironically, Liverpool passed up the opportunity to sign Dybala when Damien Comolli was at the club three years ago, but look poised to make a move should they get a second bite of the cherry.

 

Nevertheless, it won’t be an easy battle for the youngster dubbed “the new Aguero” as Arsenal, Manchester United and a hefty £30m+ price tag will make the race for his signature far from straight forward.

 

Matthew Harris


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Romero is just a flaky as Mignolet and would not be an improvement as first choice. We don't need Gignac as we already have Lambert. Cavani or Dybala would be hugely expensive unless we make a fair wedge from sales in January, which is unlikely. Given how we're at the front of the queue for Odegaard, I'd imagine Spurs will gazump us only to be gazumped by Chelsea, who will then loan the player out for years on end.

 

Way to piss on your chips hey?!

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Romero is much better than Mignolet and Gignac is much better than Lambert. No chance we sign Cavani.

Dybala or Icardi would be good long term, but would cost loads and I'd rather buy a 25-30 year old.

Couldn't give the tiniest fuck about whether or not we sign the 12 year old Norwegian lad.

Buy a 25-30 year old proven DM and striker. Two signings to make us a much better side.
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I'd buy Wilfred bony if we could get him for a fair price. I genuinely would. He offers something more than he's trying.
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Romero is dodgy as the one we have already and makes those silly mistakes.

 

Higuain in for Balotelli plus cash( generated from selling Borini). Wishful thinking i know.

 

And dont really care about buying another kid.

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This thread is just torture and we won't sign any of those players. Heard that 15 year old was shown round melwood the other day.

Just hope he dosnt get shown around man city's lottery win training facilities.
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Wishful thinking. I suspect the only hand we'll have to play in the second part of the season is the one we've already been dealt.

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Cavani is the only one out of that lot that is a big yes, no chance of that happening now though, we should have went all out for him in the summer when they were looking to raise cash to stay in line with FFP for Di Maria.

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Higuain
Lavezzi
Strootman
Cabaye
Schmeichel
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Cabaye.

Gerrard replacement.

Not loved at his club.

Fits the FSG jelly mould.

 

 

I take it everyone thinks we're also fine for DMs??

Holy fuck.

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Wishful thinking. I suspect the only hand we'll have to play in the second part of the season is the one we've already been dealt.

That's fair enough

He dealt it, he must now smell it.

As must we unf.

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Asmir Begovic
William Carvalho
Any competent right back to replace Johnson, possibly Montoya.
Lacazette from Lyon, basically anyone more mobile than Balotelli or Lambert
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Josip radisavic is a beast in DM/CM, I got him for 5m, a steal. Him, a young Colombian CD by the name of Eder Balanta for 3m & Depay for around 15m up front.Won the league in my 1st season & got knocked out of Champs league by Barca in the semis. What the fuck is Rodgers playing at, there's players out there,relatively cheap. I managed to find them.
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Johnson

Lovren

Lucas

Mignolet

Jose Enrique

 

But better make sure the aim is true as we may only get the one shot. Fortunately, they'll all be stationery targets.

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Get Odegaard signed up, that kid is too good to just allow him to slip through our fingers, especially seeing that he's a Liverpool fan. 

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Iturraspe of Bilbao, but will cost.

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Asmir Begovic
William Carvalho
Lacazette from Lyon

 

That should have been half our summer shopping list.

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Geoff Kondogbia at Monaco is fucking special.
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Gignac is hardly good enough for ligue 1, every other season he's poor. Cavani is overrated, he misses so many opportunities it's scary.... He ends up scorin goals because he gets so many assists and his team is head and shoulder above the others .... No way he could be compared to the genius Suarez was !
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Romero is much better than Mignolet and Gignac is much better than Lambert. No chance we sign Cavani.

 

Romero isn't a very commanding and dominant goalkeeper and if we are looking for a new goalkeeper, those are the two main attributes we should be looking at. Gignac may or may not be better than Lambert but either way, he lacks consistency and isn't the sort of player we need to dovetail with the numerous attacking players we already have at the club.

 

Dybala or Icardi would be good long term, but would cost loads and I'd rather buy a 25-30 year old.

 

I agree that we are crying out for a more experienced but not too old forward. Somebody who knows what it is to win things, play in the Champions League and cope with a schedule of midweek and weekend fixtures.

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The only person Fsg will be targeting in January is Ronald Koeman.
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Yep - he would sort out the free kick situation. Not sure he can last 90 minutes though

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"The 15-year-old has already drawn comparisons with Lionel Messi". Fucking hell, we all know where that story ends, bleached blonde hair and a loan spell at Crewe.
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We are already under investigation from UEFA for breaching FFP so we will be selling not buying in Jan

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We are already under investigation from UEFA for breaching FFP so we will be selling not buying in Jan

 

With any luck they'll make us give Lovren and Balotelli back.

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Higuain would be a bigger disaster than balotelli for the money
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