Liverpool have been linked with summer transfer moves for a whole range of players already, whose perceived market values range from the free transfer to the eight-figure bracket.
Alex Pearce on a Bosman (via Metro) and Victor Wanyama for £10 million (via Mirror Football) are just two such recent examples of how the amounts of money that Liverpool might be expected to splash out can change from week to week. What does appear clear from club statements and previous activity is that there will not be any kind of massive, carefree facelift of the playing squad.
Signings will need to be well-thought out, provide excellent value on the pitch relative to their initial and ongoing costs and, be able to contribute to improving the quality of the squad.
With that in mind, here are five players that the Reds could move for in the summer without having to spend a single penny in transfer fees, and who would add to either the ability of the first team or the depth and balance in the squad in the process. It's not likely that all will join, of course, but it is an indication of the value that can be drawn from the transfer market without needing to spend tens of millions in each position.