Adam Lallana and 4 Other Players Who Could Join Liverpool This Week

Max Munton@thisisanfieldLiverpool CorrespondentJune 29, 2014

Adam Lallana and 4 Other Players Who Could Join Liverpool This Week

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    England's premature exit from the World Cup has inevitably turned much of the media's attention back to club football and the transfer market suddenly seems a busy place again for Liverpool.

    Having already added striker Rickie Lambert and midfielder Emre Can to his squad, Brendan Rodgers will be looking to continue bringing in reinforcements to build on last season's success.

    Here were look at five Liverpool transfer targets who could be signed by the end of the week, starting with the long-awaited arrival of Southampton's Adam Lallana.

Adam Lallana (from Southampton)

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    England international Lallana is expected to follow Lambert from Southampton to Liverpool and be unveiled on Monday, per Jason Burt of The Telegraph, after undergoing a medical on Friday.

    Southampton were reluctant to let the midfielder go at first, but their new manager Ronald Koeman looks to want some cash to build his own squad at St Mary's.

    Lallana will provide excellent Premier League-proven quality to Liverpool's attacking threat. The Reds will look to take full advantage of his creativity in their pursuit of the league title and Champions League.

Lazar Markovic (from Benfica)

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    Lallana's arrival at the club doesn't necessarily signal an end to Liverpool's attacking signings this summer.

    Serbian international Lazar Markovic is next on Rodgers' wish list, per Andy Hunter of The Guardian, who claims Markovic has a £20 million release clause in his Benfica contract.

    The highly rated 20-year-old is versatile, having played as both a striker and wide player for the Portuguese outfit.

Divock Origi (from Lille)

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    Should Belgium go out of the World Cup against the USA this week, then Liverpool's chase of forward Divock Origi could step up a gear.

    Origi came off the bench in all three of Belgium's games at the tournament so far, scoring the winning goal in their 1-0 victory over Russia.

    Liverpool could be set to splash out £9.8 million on the 19-year-old with an agreement to loan him back out to Lille, as per Ed Malyon of the Daily Mirror.

Dejan Lovren (from Southampton)

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    The Southampton-to-Liverpool exodus may continue if Liverpool are successful in their bid to sign defender Dejan Lovren.

    Lovren has been linked with a move to Anfield for some time, but Alex Richards of the Daily Mirror suggests the Reds must compete with Tottenham and Arsenal for his signature.

    After leaking in goals aplenty during 2013-14, the signing of an assured defender would certainly be a relief to Liverpool fans.

Alexis Sanchez (from Barcelona)

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    Unlikely to be sorted out this week, but Chile's exit from the World Cup at the hands of Brazil on Saturday could trigger the start of negotiations for Alexis Sanchez.

    The Telegraph's Jason Burt says Sanchez tops Liverpool's £110 million list of summer targets.

    The future of Luis Suarez is also an influence in any move for Sanchez, with BBC Sport this week reporting that Barcelona are still interested in signing the Uruguayan international, despite his biting incident and subsequent four-month ban from world football.