This summer is going to be one of the busiest in Liverpool’s history as there is going to be a lot of activity. I see no less than 10 players leaving Liverpool as the squad currently has a lot of dead wood that we need to get rid of so we can create some space and resources for higher quality players.
Today we will be looking at the players Liverpool need to bring in as opposed to the players that we need to sell. We all know that we need to add some quality and quality does not come cheaply. This is where I see Mr. Henry getting the opportunity to flex his muscles and show the rest of the footballing world that he means business. The writing is on the wall that Liverpool are going to spend and spend big this summer as the funds are made available by Mr. Henry, thus it is highly important that Kenny Dalglish identifies the right players at the right prices in order to build our team for next season.
There are 4 players out there that have been linked with Liverpool and should be signed to bolster the team:
1) Jose Enrique
There is no doubt that the first signing Liverpool need to make this summer is a left-back. We have had problems with this position all season and have had to use Glen Johnson there but he can not be the long term solution. Fabio Aurelio is always injured and he is on my ‘get rid of’ list. Young Robinson is one for the future but we can not rely on him to be our regular starter next season thus we need to sign a player like Enrique who can come in and do the job straight away.
Enrique has excelled with Newcastle this season at left-back and if we want to be challenging next season we can not afford to go out and buy a player who is going to take a season to get adjusted to the Premier League. With Enrique we know what we will be getting: good defender and a good attacking option.
2) Gary Cahill
Liverpool needs cover at center back and many people do not see this as they think we are adequately covered in that position. Jamie Carragher and Daniel Agger are our best two central defenders but Agger is injury prone and we know we will not get a full season out of him. Carragher is getting old but is still a vital part of our backline. He may not be able to last a full season for us thus we need more cover. We have Soto and Skrtel on our books and I think they are both decent enough squad players. I would get rid of Soto and keep Skrtel.
For Liverpool to be in a great position next season, we need to go out and sign a quality center back who can be part of the starting eleven and give competition or cover to Carragher and Agger. The name that springs to mind is Bolton’s Gary Cahill. Yet again, a player with Premier League experience and he is English which keeps in line with the clubs new policy of signing the best British talent.