With Mamadou Sakho and Simon Mignolet missing out on playing for France and Belgium respectively in the second round of the World Cup, Liverpool fans may have done their own mini-scouting missions to watch a range of reported transfer targets for their countries.
The Reds have already got their summer transfer spending off to a good start with the arrivals of Rickie Lambert, Emre Can and Adam Lallana, and more are expected to follow before the season arrives.
Here we rank the performances of Liverpool's reported transfer targets based on their performances in the World Cup second round.
Four out of the five players on our list were eliminated from the competition, which may speed up Liverpool's progress in the transfer market.
Who impressed you the most, and do you see them fitting in at Liverpool? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.