Liverpool Transfer Rumours: 6 Potential Replacements for Luis Suarez

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalFebruary 21, 2012

Liverpool Transfer Rumours: 6 Potential Replacements for Luis Suarez

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    It remains to be seen whether Luis Suarez has a future at Liverpool beyond this summer, but if the Uruguayan does choose to leave the Premier League behind, he'll surely need replacing.

    Liverpool paid £22.7 million for Suarez in January 2011, and would be hoping to at least recoup that amount if he exits Anfield at the end of the season.

    Those funds could potentially be spent on one of the following six attacking talents to be linked to Liverpool in recent weeks.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

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    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the past, and the Dutchman's red-hot form for Schalke this season could potentially tempt them again.

    In fact, here's a website suggesting exactly that.

    Huntelaar would have the chance to play alongside his international teammate Dirk Kuyt at Anfield, and his barnstorming style could find itself perfectly suited to life in the Premier League.

Ibrahim Afellay

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    According to, Liverpool are planning a £9 million summer move for Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay.

    The 25-year-old Dutch international has struggled to make an impression since his move from PSV Eindhoven last year, and not been helped by the knee injury which has seen him miss most of the current campaign.

    Afellay is now back in training and could yet be part of Netherlands plans for Euro 2012. Whether Barca might be prepared to sell him in the summer remains unclear.

Carlos Tevez

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    Liverpool reportedly tried to swap Andy Carroll for Carlos Tevez in January, but unsurprisingly City were having none of it.

    Could they go for a deal in the summer? It seems unlikely Tevez would pass up Champions League football, but you certainly can't rule it out.

Jonathan Biabiany

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    Caughtoffside say Liverpool are set on making Sampdoria winger Jonathan Biabiany their first signing of the summer.

    The 23-year-old Frenchman has impressed this season in Serie A. Here's a nice little montage to display what he's capable of.

Ezequiel Lavezzi

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    Napolli's Ezequiel Lavezzi has been talking down recent speculation that he'll be leaving Italy for Liverpool or anybody else this summer.

    The 26-year-old reportedly has a £30 million release clause in his contract however, and if funds are available from the sale of Suarez, perhaps Liverpool can change his mind.

    Lavezzi scored against Liverpool in the Europa League last season, and will be lining up against Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Robert Lewandowski

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    Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski is reportedly on a shortlist of potential summer signings at Anfield.

    Polish international Lewandowski has scored 14 times in the Bundesliga this season and is set to feature at his home Euro 2012 tournament in June.

    At just 23, Lewandowski would be an investment in the future for Liverpool, but the big doubt is whether he'd be prepared to sacrifice almost-certain Champions League football at Dortmund.