Liverpool FC: 5 Players the Reds Could Sign Before the Transfer Window Closes
Since taking over at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers has managed to shift on some players that he felt wouldn't be part of his plans.
He's keen to do the same with Andy Carroll too, but so far, he's only managed to bring in Fabio Borini.
I'm going to look at five players who I'd love to see at Anfield next season and are realistic targets.
Let's get to it.
Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic)
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One thing Liverpool have struggled with recently is direct, pacy, forward-thinking players, but Wigan Athletic's Victor Moses is one they should seriously look at.
He's more likely to get a game for Liverpool than he is with Chelsea right now.
The Blues are well-covered going forward, but Liverpool aren't.
Just imagine the attacking options Liverpool would have if they added Moses to a team that already has Borini, Suarez, Bellamy and Gerrard going forward.
Yann M'Vila (Rennes)
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I wrote an article for Bleacher Report last week about why signing Yann M'Vila would bring out the best in Steven Gerrard.
I don't want to repeat myself, but he'd be a perfect signing for Liverpool.
Let's be honest, Liverpool have never been able to find successful replacements for Xabi Alonso or Javier Mascherano.
Without going overboard, I'd put M'Vila in that class of player.
If Liverpool could sign him, it accomplishes two things.
It sends out a statement of intent to their rivals and it would allow Steven Gerrard to concentrate on driving forward, where he's most effective.
M'Vila is still a young man, so if Liverpool are serious about building a dynasty, young players have to be a central part of that.
Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur)
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Liverpool struggled to score goals last season, but a goal scorer is the most difficult thing to find.
That's where Jermain Defoe comes in. He's a poacher and a proven goal scorer.
Putting Defoe in a team where players like Borini and Suarez can create bundles of chances would almost guarantee goals.
Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)
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Mats Hummels was one of the best defenders at Euro 2012.
He's been impressive for the German national side and he's also been a key part of the success that Borussia Dortmund have had in the last two seasons.
It might be difficult to get him, considering he'd be giving up Champions League football, but Liverpool need cover defensively.
Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel are both prone to injuries at various stages of the season and Jamie Carragher is getting older.
Liverpool do have younger players like Sebastien Coates and Danny Wilson in reserve, but they're relatively inexperienced in terms of playing at the highest level.
Hummels brings a winning mentality because of his accomplishments for club and country, making him a potentially great signing.
Clint Dempsey (Fulham)
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The transfer saga over Clint Dempsey has raged on all summer long.
Will he stay at Fulham or will he go elsewhere?
The latest twist came today when metro.co.uk reported that Liverpool are unwilling to pay the reported £10 million fee for him.
To be fair, last summer they shelled out £20 million for Jordan Henderson and roughly the same for Stewart Downing, so I don't see why £10 million for Dempsey is such a big deal.
Yeah, he might be 29 years old, but he's got proven experience in the Premier League and he can play anywhere across midfield or up front.
His goal threat is phenomenal and Liverpool need someone who's consistent.
Too many current players blow hot and cold, so bringing in Dempsey would prove to be a shrewd move by the men in charge at Anfield.