Liverpool FC have been in the market for a standout midfielder pretty much ever since Xabi Alonso left for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.
Now that the season is rounding out and the Reds don't really have too much to fight for (fifth place and Europa League qualification is a long shot), the front office can turn its focus to two things: Kenny Dalglish's contract and summer transfer targets.
The Reds finally got more attacking power by signing forwards Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in January, and now it's time to make sure they have people getting the ball up to them.
John Henry and Fenway Sports Group gave Kenny over £50 million to spend in January, and the King has said he expects them to be just as, if not more, supportive in the summer (to whoever is in the manager's seat, but let's just all assume that's going to be Kenny).
That being said, here are five midfielders the Reds should target in the summer.