Liverpool FC: 10 Rumoured Deals to Save Reds' Season

Thomas Atzenhoffer@socceratzCorrespondent IIJanuary 26, 2012

Liverpool FC: 10 Rumoured Deals to Save Reds' Season

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    Liverpool silenced some critics by coming from behind twice against Manchester City at home to earn a place in the Carling Cup Final.

    Kenny Dalglish will have to be happy with his side as there was a marked improvement from their performance at Bolton over the weekend.

    Now that the Reds have booked a final appearance, they will continue to be as desperate to increase their attacking firepower and midfielder creativity.

    With the Reds believed to be in crisis mode—even though in seventh place and six points out of fifth—it is put up or shut up time for the players already on the books and the possible signing to save their season.

David Texeira

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    Liverpool have reportedly been in talks with Dutch Eredivisie side FC Groningen, according to Metro, with their eyes fixed on acquiring the services of young striker David Texeira.

    The young Uruguayan is likened to Luis Suarez as Groningen was the current Liverpool man's first European club and Texeira looks a fresh young talent that could be a welcome addition to the front line.

Mauricio Isla

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    The Liverpool Echo has linked Serie A side Udinese's 23-year-old Chilean midfielder Mauricio Isla with the club for an estimated fee around £9 million.

    Steven Gerrard's return has seen the midfield start producing somewhat of a spark, but the young South American is believed to be a great creative addition if made.

Esteban Granero

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    Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero has been rumored a midfield target of Liverpool by the Daily Mirror, in order to infuse new useful influence on the drowning attack that has failed to finish off more than a few opponents this season.

    However, the majority of reports including those from Goal.com are claiming that the player will not leave Madrid.

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel

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    Metro reports that the Reds are in the hunt for Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

    With Liverpool continuing to hunt for an answer to their striking problems this season, the Dutch attacker is one of many that are thought to be headed to Merseyside to end the goal droughts.

Milos Krasic

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    Juventus winger Milos Krasic has been linked with a loan move to Liverpool, as the Serbian is hoping to achieve first-team football somewhere outside of the Italian peninsula.

    NESN has linked the player with a loan move, as well as a possible transfer for around £12 million.

    Bleacher Report's Nabeel Khokhar noted that he believes Krasic could be the answer to the Reds' creative problems in his most recent article (viewable here).

Scott Sinclair and Joe Allen

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    The Daily Mail has linked Swansea City pair Scott Sinclair and Joe Allen with Liverpool, as the Reds are keen to add both quality and creativity to their midfield and wide areas.

    Sinclair continues to be impressive, as does Allen, and the Reds would have stiff competition in order to pry them away from the Welsh side this January.

Salomon Kalou

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    Liverpool have been linked with Chelsea wide player Salomon Kalou for the better part of a few weeks. The 26-year-old has been out of favor for most of the new regime under Andre Villas-Boas.

    The Ivory Coast national is one of the best super subs that the Blues have ever had, and he could be just that or more for the Reds if given the chance.

    Crunch Sports is now throwing West Ham United into the mix, as the Hammers are believed to now be trying to hijack any thoughts for Liverpool taking the player.

Darren Bent

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    One of the Reds' biggest rumors was that Liverpool were said to be chasing Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

    The former Tottenham and Sunderland man has had a great scoring run over the last three seasons, with 17 goals in 2008-09, 25 in 2009-10 and then 20 last campaign between Sunderland and Aston Villa and it is thought that he could bring that kind of scoring to Anfield.

    Caughtoffside claims that the Birmingham side have called for Liverpool to make a major offer, but there has yet to be a definitive offer.

Jermain Defoe

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    The Guardian, as well as other sources, linked Liverpool with a surprise bid for Tottenham forward Jermain Defoe.

    With goals in short supply at Anfield and Defoe with playing time in short supply at Spurs, it could be a great move for both sides, but the Reds are believed to be balking at the price that Spurs have placed on the player.

Fernando Torres

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    Perhaps the most powerful rumor that has been heard during the window is of Fernando Torres returning to Liverpool. Bleacher Report's Dave Hendrick tackled the reasoning behind the move in this article here.

    Although it will never happen as far as anyone is honestly concerned, it would be an interesting turnaround to say the least.