Liverpool Transfer Options: 5 Underperforming EPL Stars the Reds Could Target

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Liverpool Transfer Options: 5 Underperforming EPL Stars the Reds Could Target
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Yesterday Thomas Atzenhoffer compiled a list of young players who could make a big impact for Liverpool if the Reds were to sign them.

Thomas stated that these were dream signings rather than realistic ones and it was mentioned in the comments section that Liverpool would need to be in the Champions League to even have a chance of signing most of them.

What I decided to do, having read that article, was put together a list of potential targets, all English Premier League based (which you will all be aware is a change for me), that Liverpool could sign in order to get the club into the Champions League.

Thus, it could put them in a position to make those dream signings that Thomas mentioned.

Rather than just putting together a list of Darren Bent, Demba Ba, and Jermaine Defoe as has been done countless times already, I wanted to go a different direction with my list.

Instead of being completely predictable (and risk readers falling asleep by slide three because they're reading the same names they've already seen a dozen times in the last two weeks), I've gone for five players that haven't been mentioned before.

My basis for picking these players is that they extremely talented and are currently not, I repeat not, in good form for their current owners and are not considered key players.

My reason for this is twofold. Reason one is price. Liverpool have greatly overpaid for players from other Premier League clubs over the last year. This was mainly due to those players being considered greatly important by their clubs.

The second reason is a bit of an odd one.

Liverpool signed Andy Carroll based on one good run of games that last roughly four months. Damien Comolli ignored the idea that form is temporary and decided that 11 goals in 19 games was enough reason to make Carroll one of the most expensive signings in history.

Liverpool also signed Stewart Downing based on form over a period of months rather than his entire career. Downing is a hugely inconsistent player. Anyone who has followed his career would have known that if he continued the pattern he has shown throughout his career, he was going to perform poorly this season.

So I decided to look at talented players who were underperforming. Players that would benefit from a change of scenery and, with the right guidance, could maximize their talent and potential. Players that would improve the current team without breaking the bank.

I hope you enjoy.

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