Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Liverpool: January transfer targets

Rod Fanni
Current right-back Glen Johnson is apparently unhappy at Anfield and looking for a move away. A ready made replacement would be Fanni of Rennes. The 29-year-old would be available for around £3m although Liverpool will face competition from Marseille for his signature, and possibly from a few other Premier League sides.
Ryan Shawcross
Liverpool could do with reinforcements at centre-back, particularly with Jamie Carragher currently out of the side with a serious injury. Stoke's Shawcross would be a solid reinforcement, and at 23-years-old, fits the bill of a player who would make a good investment. Stoke are unlikely to let him leave cheaply, although are rumoured to be looking at a back-up if he does move on. Tottenham and Manchester United (Shawcross' former club) could also be in the hunt.
Lisandro Lopez
Another player from France, and this time from Lyon. The Argentine is considered a natural goal scorer, but also a player with a strong work ethic and range of abilities. Rumours suggest Lyon are ready to let the 27-year-old leave and clubs are currently being sounded out. Although whether Liverpool's owners would be willing to fork out the £20m necessary to secure his services remains to be seen.

Roy Hodgson's time at Liverpool has seen him heralded as a stabilising factor, lambasted for a negative style of football and most recently forced to apologise to fans for questioning their support.

Injuries and a lack of form from Anfield's stars have hampered the Reds' progress this season, so some new faces seem likely in this January window.

The new American owners have made it clear they won't throw their money at the club, but if a signing has value, they will look to improve the squad.

So here, we take a look at the players who have recently been linked in the press and on the web with a move to Liverpool.

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