After the abysmal showing put forth by Stewart Downing this season, it is abundantly clear that Liverpool are in desperate need of an effective wide man.
Downing failed to live up to his £20 million price tag, and now it is up to the owners (and whoever the new manager will be) to find a replacement.
2011/2012 was a breakout season for hot-shot 19-year-old Iker Muniain. The "Spanish Messi" scored 10 goals and provided 10 assists across all competitions this season for Athletic Bilbao—10 more in each category than Stewie.
Even though his transfer value has inflated over the season—according to transfermarkt.co.uk, Muniain is worth £17.5 million—Fenway Sports Group should seriously consider signing the explosive left winger.
Here are three reasons why Iker Muniain would be the perfect summer signing for Liverpool.