Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Midfielders That Would Drastically Benefit Reds

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIJanuary 15, 2013

MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 12:  Wesley Sneijder of FC Inter Milan attends the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Pescara at San Siro Stadium on January 12, 2013 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Liverpool have been strong over the winter transfer window so far, but much work is still needed to be done—particularly when it comes to their midfield.

The Reds struggled to gain any ascendancy in their recent loss to Manchester United—easily accounted for by Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley—which highlighted their need for some new arrivals over the winter to boost their squad.

Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin has left Liverpool on loan now for Borussia Dortmund, meaning that they are short one additional midfielder.

And considering that both Steven Gerrard and Joe Allen are playing deeper than ever before, the Merseyside club is beginning to lack the presence of a good attacking midfielder to facilitate good movement between the midfield and their attack.

The transfer window could provide an excellent opportunity for Brendan Rodgers to bring in some new attacking talent to bolster his side for the year ahead.

Here's two midfielders that would drastically benefit the Reds.


Tom Ince

Liverpool have long been linked with a move for Blackpool midfielder Tom Ince and appeared likely to sign the youngster this transfer window. 

However, after contract negotiations continued to break down between the two clubs, Rodgers seemed content not to pay Blackpool's high transfer demands and just try and pick up the winger on a free transfer at the end of the season instead.

That all seemed fine until latest interest from Swansea City has arisen, which could force Liverpool into a delicate situation regarding Ince.

Swansea are believed to be offering around £7 million (per The Times, h/t Daily Mirror), which despite being more than Liverpool's original offer, doesn't meet Blackpool's current evaluation and is therefore unlikely to work in buying the youngster.

But if they are getting close, Liverpool need to be prepared to spend the money and sign Ince so that they don't miss out on him entirely.

He would be a great signing in behind the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez and could have a genuine future in the Premier League.


Wesley Sneijder

Several media outlets are reporting at the moment that Liverpool have entered into the race for Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder this winter.

The Dutch international was thought to be making a move to Galatasaray, but according to latest reports, that move might be off between the two parties, with the veteran thought to be wanting a move to the Premier League instead.

Should he come to Liverpool, there's no doubting that he would be a huge hit—particularly with the likes of Joe Allen and Steven Gerrard behind him. 

He has the proven skill to show that he would thrive in the Premier League and in European football, should the Reds progress there in the near future, and would also be key in the development of younger midfielders at the club.

Inter Milan seem keen to sell him whenever a decent offer comes in, so Liverpool could well sign Sneijder this winter if they wanted to.


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