Liverpool FC: 5 Players the Reds Could Sign in the January Transfer Window
The deadline may have come and gone for the summer transfer window, but that doesn't mean all the chatter between clubs will just stop. The same teams will remain interested in the same players, and in six months they will have the chance to try to pick up the players they failed to get now in the January transfer window.
Liverpool made a big splash this summer, but you have to think manager Kenny Dalglish will continue his complete squad rebuild in January. He has money at his disposal, and there are still holes to fill. You can expect the Reds to be very active this winter.
That said, here are five players who Liverpool were strongly linked with this summer who they could take runs at when January rolls around.
5. Kevin Doyle
Craig Bellamy may be the solution for now, but at 32, he is no long-term option as a backup up front. Liverpool have been rumoured to be interested in Kevin Doyle for a while now, and if Kuyt moves to take the right wing spot Liverpool find themselves with a renewed need for another striker.
Doyle, 27, has established himself as a solid Premier League player in the past two seasons, with 63 appearances and 15 goals for Wolves. The Irish international would be available for around £10 million, but is still developing and could stick around for the next decade. He would be worth it.
4. Danilo Pereira
Liverpool were reported to be looking to add youth in the heart of their midfield this summer, but Dalglish never pulled the trigger on a transfer. Late in the summer, though, rumours began linking the Reds to Parma defensive midfielder Danilo Pereira, a 19-year-old who is developing fast and could be an elite player in a matter of seasons.
The Portuguese midfielder would be available relatively cheap now, and he is certainly a Liverpool-style player. It wouldn't be surprising to see him at Anfield sometime down the road, and it would definitely be better to pick him up now than pay significantly more later on.
3. Seamus Coleman
In the days leading up to the deadline, Everton manager David Moyes alerted clubs around the Premier League when he said "every player has his price." Liverpool certainly noticed.
One of the weaker points through the first three games of the season has been the right flank. Seamus Coleman is a versatile right side player who could improve both the defender and the wing position. The 22-year-old Irishman is a bright talent, and it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to see him sporting the red soon.
2. Gary Cahill
Incredibly, England international Gary Cahill is still on the market. The defender was one of the most speculated about players during the transfer market, but somehow Bolton managed to hold on to their superstar.
Cahill will be on the move sooner rather than later. It will likely come down to a race for his services between Arsenal, Tottenham, and Liverpool. With Agger holding down one central defense spot, there is a battle for the other. Carragher is past his best, and Coates is young and inexperienced. Why not add a temporary option?
1. Eden Hazard
Reports have suggested that part of the Joe Cole-to-Lille deal was a promise that Liverpool would be given the first choice on youngster Eden Hazard. Whether or not the rumours are true, Hazard is a Liverpool-type player who would fit in well at Anfield. They chased him this summer, and it wouldn't be surprising to see them continue their quest in January.
The 20-year-old Belgian is a super-talented right winger who would immediately solve Liverpool right wing problems for the next 10 years. He would cost upwards of £25 million, but he would be worth every penny. He has been attracting the interest of pretty much all of Europe's top clubs, and if Liverpool want him they need to swoop now.