5 realistic signings to help Reds win major trophies
- This Is Anfield's football writer, Jack Lusby provides an in-depth look at the five more realistic targets the Reds should sign in order to cut all rivers down to size
- Lusby reckons Jasper Cillessen, Yerry Mina, Adrien Rabiot, Nabil Fekir and Xherdan Shaqiri are should be Liverpool No.1 targets until this summer transfer window hasn't ended
"His style of play would suit both Klopp’s system, operating behind a high defensive line, and the Premier League and his experience suggest he has the concentration levels required to play for a dominant side. Though initial claims of Liverpool’s interest have been quashed, Cillessen is said to be available for a bargain £26.5 million, with Barcelona not prepared to stand in his way if he does depart."
"Mina is a tall, strong, goalscoring centre-back whose pace would, again, suit Klopp’s defensive approach, while his reading of the game and ball-playing ability can be nurtured alongside Virgil van Dijk."
Position: Central Midfielder
Club: Paris Saint-Germain
"An all-action midfielder who has previously professed his desire to play in the Premier League and, crucially, his support of Liverpool, he has just one year left on his current contract [with PSG]. The prospect of Rabiot lining up alongside Fabinho and Keita and alternating with Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson and James Milner should be an attractive one for Klopp."
Position: Attacking Midfielder
"The No. 10, who captained Lyon to a third-placed finish in Ligue 1 last season, ensuring a return to the Champions League, subsequently departed for the World Cup as speculation cooled. Fekir has made 89 appearances for Lyon over the past two seasons, scoring 37 goals and assisting 20, with his last major injury a ruptured ACL in 2015/16, indicating that there are no immediate issues."
Club: Stoke City
"Shaqiri, who is available for a paltry fee at £13.5 million, is widely expected to join Liverpool ahead of their pre-season tour of the United States. Though predominantly a right winger, Shaqiri could operate on the left and even in a more central role behind the striker, and injects quality and unpredictability from open play and set-pieces."
Who do you think Liverpool should sign from this list to strengthen their squad?