Liverpool FC: 5 Players Already in a Liverpool Shirt That Deserve a Chance
It's easy to get lost in the mess and the muck that is the world football transfer window.
"Who's going where?"
"How much will he cost?"
"That's a stupid move; here's a better one!"
All of these questions and proclamations flood the tabloids and club websites for the whole summer, and we all have an opinion on what moves should be made.
We love every minute.
Already, the circus has come to Anfield, but before the red half of Merseyside goes crazy with speculation and heated arguments (I fear we are already too late), FSG and new gaffer Brendan Rodgers can start looking to rebuild right at Melwood.
Here are five players who are already on the books at Liverpool that could make a difference.
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First of all, I would love to know what Jonjo Shelvey is doing in this picture.
Purchased in 2010 from Charlton Athletic for £1.7 million, the 20-year-old has been one of the hottest young prospects for English football.
He appeared in only 26 games for the Reds this season, but it was mostly because he spent a good chunk of the season on loan to Blackpool, for whom he scored six goals before coming back to Anfield.
He managed to pop in two goals for Liverpool, including one in the 4-1 romp of Chelsea at the end of the season.
Shelvey says he models his game after his hero, Steven Gerrard, per ESPN Soccernet. Good thing they play on the same pitch week in and week out. If this is indeed true, Liverpool has an exciting prospect on their hands for years to come.
Shelvey drew attention from the fans (who largely prefer him over Jay Spearing, who you will not find on this list) in the latter half of the season as he became more comfortable with the Liverpool system, so expect him to get a few more looks in Brendan Rodgers' new side.
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OK, my mission is to find the funniest picture for each slide.
Dani Pacheco has only made 11 appearances for the Reds and has never scored for the senior team. He was loaned out to Spain to Atletico Madrid—who then loaned him to bottom-feeders Rayo Vallecano for the season—and failed to score all season.
No one seems to want the poor kid, mostly because he can't seem to score.
No, the statistics don't back him up, but in my opinion, it's because Pacheco hasn't ever really gotten a chance anywhere.
He has the skill, the pace, and yes, the eye for goal to compete in the Premier League.
I hope that Brendan Rodgers at least gives him a chance against weaker opposition next year.
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I've talked about Alberto Aquilani's potential for success here, so I'll keep it brief.
I've always wondered why Aquaman never got a chance to impress at Anfield.
I think that management should end the ongoing transfer saga, keep him and see what he can do, especially with Lucas still rehabbing and Steven Gerrard not getting any younger.
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Conor Coady was the captain of the English U-17 side that won its first-ever European Championship. That's pretty impressive.
Now 19 years of age, Coady will be looking to get a look at the senior team. Honestly, he deserves the chance that Martin Kelly, Danny Wilson and Raheem Sterling have all gotten.
He already possesses leadership skills, gained from captaining the aforementioned cup-winning English side and also the Liverpool reserves. He's cool on the ball and can score within his own right.
We saw a little bit of Raheem Sterling at the end of the season, as he came on as a substitute in three games.
His pace and skill left the fans wanting more.
While we all want the young winger to develop into one of the scariest wide men ever right now, we can only realistically hope that Brendan Rodgers continues giving him substitution appearances next season in order to give him the experience he needs to grow.
God forbid Tottenham snatches him up—that would be a travesty I can't handle.
If there is another Liverpool player waiting in the wings to bring home glory for the Reds that I forgot, let me know in the comments section. I would be happy to discuss it!