Title Favourites Liverpool Eye Up Transfer Targets

Jack Fairs@fairzy7Contributor IIIApril 20, 2014

With Chelsea losing 2-1 to Sunderland on Saturday and Liverpool holding on to beat Norwich 3-2, the Reds are now firmly in pole position to pick up their first top-flight title since 1990.

This now leaves Liverpool in a strong situation for the summer transfer window as they look to add depth to their impressive starting side.

Having been without Jose Enrique for most of the campaign, Brendan Rodgers may be in the market for a left-back, with Borussia Dortmund's Marcel Schmelzer apparently top of the list. Jurgen Klopp's side reportedly want around £10 million for the 26-year-old Germany international, who is under contract until 2017, but that shouldn't prove too much of a stumbling block to Liverpool.

Liverpool are also reportedly in the market for forwards, despite having a host of attackers out on loan. Fabio Borini, Oussama Assaidi and Suso are all set to return this summer, but it appears that Liverpool are still searching for some more established finishers. French forward Antoine Griezmann, who plays for Real Sociedad, is one such player who could become available this summer. The Spanish side are expected to ask for about £20 million for their young winger, which puts Paris Saint-Germain in the driving seat for any potential deal.

Perhaps the biggest transfer deal for Liverpool this summer will be retaining star striker Luis Suarez amid advances from the game's financial superpowers. Real Madrid, having splashed £80 million on Gareth Bale last summer, are reportedly preparing a £90 million bid for the Premier League Player of the Year nominee. However, with the Premier League title Liverpool's to lose and the promise of Champions League football next year, you would think that retaining the Uruguayan will be an easier task this time around.

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