Liverpool transfer news: Four players most likely to sign for the Reds in January?

first_img 2. Fabian Delph: Liverpool to start planning for life without Gerrard? – Brendan Rodgers will be looking to replace Steven Gerrard after the news that the skipper will move to MLS at the end of the season. One of the replacements looks set to be Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph. The 25-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has reportedly turned down a £50,000-a-week contract extension at Villa Park. Villa may look to cash in, instead of letting him go on a free at the end of the season. 5 5. Saido Berahino: West Brom striker to solve Liverpool’s scoring problems? Click the arrow to see other potential arrivals – Wilfried Bony may be Man City-bound, but one player who looks potentially set to help Liverpool’s attacking problems is West Brom striker Saido Berahino. The 21-year-old has scored 13 goals for the Magpies this season and the club have accepted that they may have to let Berahino depart to give Pulis the funds to reshape his squad. However, Liverpool may have to splash out £20m-£25m for the striker due to the premium placed on young English talents. 5 5 5 Liverpool have failed to reach the heights of last season and part of that reason has to be down to the deals that were made in the summer. None of Liverpool’s signings made during the last transfer window have succeeded in filling the void left by Louis Suarez.The Reds currently lie eighth in the Premier League with 28 goals from 20 games. Compare that to this time last season when they had scored 46 goals, and it’s clear to see the problems lie not just in the defence.Furthermore, Liverpool must plan for life without captain Steven Gerrard, after the midfielder confirmed he would move to MLS side LA Galaxy at the end of the season. talkSPORT look at the five most likely signings to come to Anfield during the transfer window.Which one of these five players would you love to see at Anfield? Comment below… 3. Miralem Pjanic: Roma star to increase Liverpool’s midfield options? – Reports in Italy suggest that Liverpool are interested in signing the 24-year-old Bosnian midfielder. Pjanic has been at Roma since 2011 and one of the club’s stand out players. He was also Bosnia’s star player at the World Cup, as the nation made their first appearance in the tournament. Reports suggest that the player, who has scored three goals and four assists in 15 games, will cost Liverpool in the region of £23m. Rodgers is keen on improving his squad and are willing to offer Pjanic a £60,000-a-week deal to make the switch to the Premier League. 5 4. Marc-Andre ter Stegen: Barcelona keeper set to replace flop Mignolet? – The German shot stopper is reportedly unhappy playing second fiddle to Claudio Bravo after his move to Barcelona from Borussia Monchengladbach for £9.7m in the summer. The 22-year-old has had to be content with appearances in cup competitions fueling speculation he could exit the Nou Camp this month. Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly interested, but after Manchester United signed Victor Valdes reports in Spain suggest that Liverpool are the front-runners. Brendan Rodgers is desperate to replace Simon Mignolet, who has been struggling for form recently. 1. James Milner: Versatile midfielder to seek more first team games? – James Milner has emerged as the top transfer target for Brendan Rodgers in January. The Manchester City midfielder, who’s contract runs out at the end of the season, could make the switch to Anfield if Rodgers is able to convince City into selling, with the fear of losing him for nothing in the summer falling in the Red’s favour. Milner’s contract extension talks have currently stalled as the England midfielder is reportedly frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities. CLICK HERE to see five fantastic stats that suggest Milner would make a great signing.last_img read more

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