3 Players Liverpool Should Look at as Alternatives to Yevhen Konoplyanka

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3 Players Liverpool Should Look at as Alternatives to Yevhen Konoplyanka
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Despite Liverpool looking shaky in defence throughout the 2013/14 season, Brendan Rodgers clearly feels his side lack quality in the wide areas.

FC Dinipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka was widely tipped to make the move to Merseyside during the closing stages of the January transfer window, however the move failed to materialise.

BBC report that despite Konoplyanka being keen to move, Dinipro's owner failed to sign the paperwork that would have sealed the reported £15m transfer.

Jack De Menezes of the Independent reports that Andry Rusolthe Ukrainian side's executive directoris "a thousand percent sure" that the Reds will return with a fresh offer in the summer.

Despite Rusol's claim, Simon Jones and Dominic King of the Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur—as they so frequently do—are ready to act on Liverpool's misfortune and hope to take the player to White Hart Lane.

Whether Rodgers is keen on another bidding war following last summer's Willian transfer saga obviously remains to be seen.

With this in mind and given the track record of fellow Ukrainians who have previously crossed the waters to ply their trade in the English Premier League, Rodgers may decide to look elsewhere.

Konoplyanka is arguably the current 'golden boy' of Ukrainian football, but so was Andriy Shevchenko, and he failed miserably.

There are a number of wingers the Reds have been linked with previously, some who make the list and some who do not.

The likes of Cristian Tello, Isaac Cuenca & Thomas Ince are names that have been branded about on a regular basis without anything ever materialising.

This article will look at three wingers who Rodgers and Liverpool could look to bring in during the summer as alternatives to Konoplyanka.

They will be ranked from third to first, with the latter—in the opinion of this writer—being the most suitable choice.

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