When Roy Hodgson was appointed Liverpool manager, he must have had some idea of what he was getting himself into.
With the club under heavy debt, thanks to their American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillet, there is very little money available for the new man to try and stamp his own mark on the squad.
Rumours were rife in regards to the possible departures of talismanic skipper Steven Gerrard and Spanish striker Fernando Torres.
Hodgson is still hoping that both men will stay at the Anfield club.
He is also preparing his squad for the new season and is letting go of some of the players he feels will not be needed.
The likes of Albert Riera and Emiliano Insua look set to leave the club; Yossi Benayoun has decided to join Chelsea and the future of Javier Masharano has been thrown into uncertainty after refusing to answer the new manager's calls.
All of this negativity and bad press could become a distant memory, though, if Hodgson manages to bring on one or two new players.
They have been linked with two such players over the past week.
Loic Remy and Gervinho are reported targets or The Reds in the summer transfer window.
If they manage to bring in players of this calibre—young, ambitious, and quick—then the fans have nothing to worry about.
Remy, currently playing for OGC Nice, is a talented striker whose playing style is reminiscent of French legend Thierry Henry's.
His searing pace and his ability to cut in from the left or right, could make Remy the perfect strike partner for Torres.
Gervinho is also plying his trade in Ligue 1. The LOSC Lille winger has really caught the eye over the last couple of seasons, and his pace, work-rate, and creativity are exactly what Liverpool needs right now.
These two players can help Liverpool try and regain the fourth Champions League spot in the Premier League.
They will inject pace and creativity into what is an ageing and dull Liverpool side at the moment.
With the likes of Remy, Gervinho, Kuyt, Torres, and possibly a rejuvenated Ryan Babel, they will have a very good forward line who will test every defence, both home and abroad.
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