Liverpool FC: 5 Players Fans Would Love to See in Red This January
Taking aside a defeat to Arsenal and a victory against Norwich, Liverpool have not received the points they've deserved from each and every Premier League fixture to date. Dropped points against Manchester United, City and Sunderland in particular were unfair and unlucky, and while I could continue rambling about the injustice of it all, I will instead turn my attentions to the solutions for Liverpool's Premier League conundrum.
But there is no point looking back and complaining. Liverpool as a whole must look to January for reinforcements, so the team can start finding the net with ease.
Here are five players Liverpool fans would love to see arrive in January.
1. Klaas Jan Huntelaar
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Klaas Jan Huntelaar is by definition, a poacher. Similar to players such as Mario Gomez, Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez, the Dutch centre forward has a sixth sense that seems to tell him where to be, and when.
He is a prolific goal scorer.
Huntelaar could represent the replacement for Fernando Torres, who has left a gaping hole in the Liverpool lineup. Fans would love to see the arrival of Huntelaar, who could replace Suarez up front, allowing the Uruguayan to move into the wings or a deeper role.
On a side note, I signed Huntelaar for £15 million on FIFA 13 yesterday, and he looks worth the money, not that FIFA is anything to go by.
2. Demba Ba
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Demba Ba has been attracting interest from top clubs ever since he exploded onto the Premier League scene two years ago. Ba, like Huntelaar, isn't the tricky type that Suarez is, but he knows how to find the net.
It is this kind of player that Liverpool need, and want. He's a proven Premier League goal scorer.
Fans would love to see Ba in red, hopefully hitting goals left, right and centre.
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Juan Isco impressed in the Champions League recently, as the young Spanish playmaker showed great passing, vision and composure, as all Spanish midfielders seem to show.
Isco, to me anyway, represents a further developed Suso, who in his own right is a top quality player. Brendan Rodgers' midfield has been solid, but at times has lacked the clinical edge- that clinical pass, or finish.
Isco could well provide that, and his signing would excite fans.
That being said, if he is to move, it is likely that his destination is a current Champions League club. However, some fans, myself included, wouldn't mind Isco transferring to another club.
It would give Suso a chance to show, and I think he could become a more complete player, faster.
We wouldn't mind him coming, though, would we?
4. Ricardo Quaresma
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While this is a tad blunt, the rumours are there, and Liverpool fans from around the world have picked up on it with enthusiasm in most cases.
Quaresma was linked to Liverpool in 2008, but the deal never materialised. Now, the Portuguese winger has been told to find a new club by Besiktas, and Liverpool may be the new destination.
Most fans are keen to secure the services of the tricky rebel, but some, myself included, are a tad more skeptical.
Quaresma is hardly the dedicated type, and not the kind of player I would like to see in red. Brendan Rodgers, who rewards dedication and effort with playing time, wouldn't be too keen on his signature either, in my opinion.
His lacklustre attitude is a shame really, as he had, or has, great potential.
Though the deal is unlikely (contrary to what the Turkish paper reports), the majority of Liverpool fans (though on social networking sites, most have little or no footballing knowledge) wanted to see him in red. Therefore, he gets a place on the list.
5. Andy Carroll
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As linked previously in this article, Big Andy's exit didn't go according to plan.
In fact, if it were up to fans, Carroll wouldn't have left at all. The majority of Liverpool fans reacted with outrage at seeing their No. 9 allowed out on loan to West Ham. Carroll had shown real commitment, hunger and a general improved ability.
Then he left.
He must've been wondering what he had to do to get in the side, especially as Liverpool weren't exactly firing in the goals. However, his time at Liverpool (probably) isn't over, and Carroll could return in January.
I really hope he does, and so do the majority of fans.
Thanks for reading.