Liverpool are a club who can always be counted on to be linked with a whole host of names in the winter and summer transfer windows, and this January appears to be no different.
It is clear that the Reds need to reinforce their striking options, but it seems too easy for some media outlets to simply pluck a name out of the sky and assume or deduce the Reds are interested because he plays an attacking role.
Similarly, Liverpool are well-stocked in other areas of the pitch yet are still linked with buying players who are maybe not quite at the level required.
And, to give the media their due, sometimes a player can be linked with the club whom you might not expect them to go for—and yet the rumour is spot on, and a surprising deal is struck.
Here are the five most surprising names being linked with Liverpool this winter.