Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

Liverpool: potential summer transfer targets

Jose Enrique
Could this be the summer that Liverpool finally solve their left-back problems? Paul Konchesky didn't work and playing Glenn Johnson out of position is no long-term fix, so this position will be top of Kenny Dalglish's agenda. Newcastle left-back Enrique is entering the last year of his contract and shows no sign of signing a new one. He could sit out his last year and go for free next year but Newcastle won't want that. The Spanish 25-year-old is likely to command a fee of around £8m
Gael Clichy
An intriguing alternative is Arsenal's first choice left-back Clichy. The Frenchman is also entering the last year of his contract and no new deal has been agreed. The Gunners have Kieran Gibbs in reserve and may prefer to sell Clichy now rather than let him leave for free next summer. The highly-rated 25-year-old would be quite a scalp for Liverpool, with rumours that they have already offered £5m for him.
Connor Wickham
Liverpool look content in the strike department, but owners Fenway Sports Group like an investment, and could be tempted to move for Connor Wickham. Ipswich have signalled they are prepared to sell should anyone match their valuation of £12m for the 18-year-old. The England under-21 player, who has been dubbed 'the next Alan Shearer', is a Liverpool fan.

Liverpool have an air of a team in the ascendancy. Ever since Kenny Dalglish returned to the helm, the players seem happier, the football is better and the playing staff have already been improved.

Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez came in January and Jordan Henderson has already been acquired this summer. And despite all this expenditure, their appears to be more in the coffers should the right players become available.

Here, we take a look at who else could be heading to Anfield as the Reds look to force their way back into the English elite.

>> Click on More Pictures to launch our guide.

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