The first slide brings the first potentially controversial choice of the side. According to Jack De Menzes of The Independent, Simon Mignolet is widely expected to complete a deal worth around £10 million in the coming weeks. The Belgian international, 24, is one of the most promising goalkeepers around and would certainly be a coup for Rodgers, should he obtain his signature.
Though undoubtedly a solid keeper, there remains a doubt as to whether Mignolet would represent an upgrade from current shot-stopper, Pepe Reina.
Assuming Liverpool would not pay the reported fee for a backup goalkeeper, Mignolet's arrival paves the way for Reina's departure. Liverpool's No. 25 is a fan favourite at Anfield, and though his form has taken a few dips of late, he is still one of the Premier League's most respected shot-stoppers.
Even amidst reported interest from La Liga, there is, as of yet, no concrete reason to show Reina the door.
That being said, Mignolet is a young, promising and talented goalkeeper and should Liverpool conclude negotiations with Sunderland soon, he should take over from Pepe Reina as the newest addition to a young, developing side under Brendan Rodgers.