December 20th- Transfer Watch
On our 9th installment of Transfer Talk we take a look at a club who are doing well in the league but are lacking goals in the striker department. That team is Liverpool.
It has been touted that the new Liverpool boss will have a nice budget to play with guessed to be between £30-40 million. so we have taken a look at positions and players the may want to take a look at.
Mignolet has been in good form for the reds so far the season having 9 clean sheets to his name this season so its unlikely they will look for a new number 1. However when he took a knock against Swansea earlier in the season when Brad Jones was brought on he leaked in two quick goals and looked a liability for Liverpool so it wouldn't come as a shock to see Liverpool look for for a younger number 2.
Likely signing(s)- Timo Horn
Another area of the field that Liverpool have looked strong so far this season with Skrtel and Sakho forming a strong patnership as well as Agger performing at a high level which has certainly been the reason for Liverpools success so far. Jose Enrique has been vital in the Left Back position with new signing Balanta playing well when called up on. However Liverpool look weak at Right Back after selling Johnson on deadline day only having Kelly or free transfer signing reveillere who have both been weak so far. And with Flannagan and new signing Chambers out on loan still they may look towards a quick fix.
Likely signing(s)- Sebastian Corchia, Arbeloa
Again an area of the field oozing with talent from Steven Gerrard who has had a quiet season so far, to new signing Ratikic who has been in fine form for them so this is an area unlikely to see any new players added. Although its been said Henderson may be loaned out to get more game time for now. And with the reds boss still looking at Will Hughes from Derby we may see movement if anything happens to Henderson. Many fans are still concerned that Liverpool have no defensively minded midfielder since Lucas left bar loanee Garcia who hasn't been great for the team. So we may see a defensive minded midfielder join.
Likely signings- Will Hughes, Xabi Alonso, Yann M'villa, Honda
This is the area of the field in which Liverpool have flourished boasting players such as Coutnho, Gaitan and Pastore who have been in super form so far, and still have youngsters Sterling and Ince waiting in the wings.(Pardon the pun). Again there is a slim chance of Liverpool making any signings here.
Likely signings- None
This is the position in which Liverpool have looked weakest none of their front three have performed to expectation so far. Suarez touted as the best player at the club has only managed to hit the net a mere 6 times in 18 matches. Sturridge sitting on around the same amount, and Aspas who just hasn't done anything worthy mentioning so far it does seem likely the Rawlings will be looking for a new striker but with limited availability in January Rawlings may just be stuck with under-performing stars. Liverpool are boosted by the fact the Gabriel Barbosa will join the club in June 2014 after a deal was agreed in August thought be around £1.5m.
Likely signings- Carlos Vela, Moussa Sow