As the World Cup winds down, clubs are now truly focusing on signing the targets that they have been scouting for the past few months. In the case of Liverpool, it seems that they are determined to add more than a few attacking options, because it looks like Alexis Sanchez will sign for Arsenal, and Luis Suarez will be heading for Barcelona after his controversial actions during the World Cup. Another area of need is the left-back position: José Enrique is still recovering from his right knee surgery, and Aly Cissokho has returned to Valencia CF after an uneventful season. The following are five players that The Reds should sign as they embark on a new campaign that now involves the rigors of the Champions League.
1. Xherdan Shaqiri
The Swiss and Bayern Munich player had one of the most remarkable games in the World Cup: he thoroughly dismantled a Honduran defence that could not keep up with his speed and vicious left foot. Primarily a winger, Shaqiri usually lined up as a second striker behind Josip Drmic for Switzerland as the team’s most creative player.
“The Shark” would provide Liverpool yet another quick playmaker, similar to Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, who were essential to last season’s title push. Those two could be rested more often in this coming campaign as there will be more matches to play. He would also be motivated to compete for a place in the starting eleven; he was more often than not a substitute for Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich, that featured Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben on the flanks.
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