5 dream signings for Liverpool this summer, featuring Gotze, Xhaka and Ter Stegen


There will be many players linked with Liverpool between now and the summer. Here, we select five realistic but ambitious signings who would make an immediate impact on the Reds’ squad.

03.12.2011, BorussiaPark, Mönchengladbach, GER, 1.FBL, Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund, im BildJürgen Klopp (Trainer Dortmund) und Mario Götze (Dortmund #11) // during the 1.FBL, Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund on 2011/12/03, BorussiaPark, Mönchengladbach, Germany. EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Mueller..***** ATTENTION - OUT OF GER, CRO *****

Football supporters always love to get excited by the prospect of new signings every year, but this summer does feel particularly pivotal as a Liverpool fan.

With Jurgen Klopp now at the helm, the club have the potential to attract some stellar names, and the German is someone to trust hugely in the transfer market.

Acquiring Marko Grujic and Joel Matip, from Red Star Belgrade and Schalke respectively, represents good business, but that should only be the start of the spending.

Come the start of the next season, the Reds’ squad has the potential to look very exciting, and here are five realistic signings Klopp could make come the end of the season.

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Germany’s goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen gestures during the Euro U21 soccer championship semi final match between Portugal and Germany, at the Ander stadium in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Much has been made of Simon Mignolet not being good enough to be Liverpool’s long-term goalkeeper under Klopp, and an upgrade is badly needed in the summer.

While the 27-year-old is good enough to merit a squad place, his distribution, decision-making and general aura are not at the level required to be a success at such a big club.

Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen ticks all of the boxes when it comes to replacing Mignolet, and his lack of playing time for Barcelona – he only features in the Champions League – could mean a move away appeals.

The 23-year-old is one of Europe’s most talented young ‘keepers, and his Manuel Neuer-esque ease on the ball suits Klopp’s style down to the ground.

The fact that Ter Stegen is German only adds fuel to the speculation, as is the case with any player of Klopp’s nationality.

The Barca man is young, consistent and prodigiously gifted, and while Mignolet feels a little like a throwback between the sticks, he is very much a modern-day goalkeeper.

FC Koln’s Timo Horn is another strong contender to come in and become Liverpool’s No. 1.

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Granit Xhaka (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka - Picture by: John Walton / EMPICS Sport

For all Emre Can‘s excellent current form, and Lucas Leiva‘s enduring qualities, defensive midfield is one of the most important areas for Liverpool to strengthen in this summer.

Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland enforcer Granit Xhaka is thought to be very much on Liverpool’s radar, and would prove to be a brilliant buy.

Xhaka is the complete midfielder in many ways, with an ability to dictate play, drive forward, outmuscle opponents and, most importantly for Liverpool, read the defensive side of things expertly.

He is a combination of Can and Lucas, with a little bit more guile and elegance, and he would help transform the Reds’ rather one-dimensional midfield.

The Switzerland international is sure to be on the radar of some of Europe’s top clubs this summer, with a move away from Gladbach making perfect sense, but it would appear that Liverpool are frontrunners for his signature.


Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich)

Mario Gotze, Bayern Munich - Picture by: John Walton / EMPICS Sport

A couple of years ago, the thought of Liverpool signing Mario Gotze would have been nothing more than a pipe dream, but the silky German could well jump at the chance of teaming up with Klopp again.

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The two had a fabulous relationship during their time at Borussia Dortmund, but Gotze has failed to kick on since joining rivals Bayern Munich in 2013.

The 23-year-old has struggled to oust the likes of Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa from Bayern’s first-choice starting lineup, and that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.

Gotze has the ability to be the star man at a club – Mattias Sammer once described him as “one of the best talents Germany has ever had” – and he would be loved at Liverpool.

Not dissimilar to Roberto Firmino in terms of his subtle brilliance, the Germany international would work perfectly in Klopp’s system, and it may even allow Philippe Coutinho to drop into a slightly deeper midfield role.

The German’s wages would be a potential stumbling block, but the opportunity to work with Klopp again and be a key player must be very tempting.

He would be a genuine marquee signing for Liverpool.


Leroy Sane (Schalke)

Donetsk's Ismally, left, and Schalke's Leroy Sane challenge for the ball during the Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Shakhtar Donetsk in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

At just 20 years of age, Schalke wonderkid Leroy Sane is seen as one of Europe’s most gifted young players currently.

The forward has been linked with a move to some huge clubs, including Barcelona and Real Madrid, and Liverpool are one of those who have expressed real interest in buying him.

A move in January didn’t quite materialise, with Schalke confirming he would stay until the summer, but a move to pastures new ahead of next season seems almost certain.

Sane possesses great pace and trickery in wide areas – something only Jordon Ibe can only offer, and to a far lesser standard – and he can also thrive in a central role if required.

Klopp has been a great developer of young players throughout his managerial career, and he clearly sees something special in Sane that is worth paying a lot of money for.

Whether or not Liverpool missed their chance in January, and end up being outbid by richer clubs, remains to be seen – but it would be a huge signal of intent if the Reds signed Sane.


Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen)

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Having someone represent both Liverpool and Man United is an extremely rare thing – only Paul Ince and Michael Owen have in the Premier League era – but there is a chance that it could happen this summer.

Javier Hernandez enjoyed five good years at Old Trafford, where he invariably shone as an impact substitute, but he has gone up a gear since leaving.

Trusted with a regular starting berth at Bayer Leverkusen, ‘Chicharito’ has been a revelation in 2015/16, scoring 23 goals in 31 appearances for the Bundesliga side to date.

The Mexican has the feel of a Klopp player about him, with his relentless running, pace, movement and a great team ethic all standing out, and a summer bid was rumoured to be on the cards last month.

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At 27, Hernandez has many years of experience at top, but is still in or approaching his prime.

He may have too much respect for United to move to their biggest rivals however, which could end up being a problem – but he could thrive at Anfield.


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    • Yeah,everyone except chicharito,I don’t k ow why,but the thought of signing him puts a toxic taste in my mouth

        • What an idiotic reply!!that just proved to me that you’re not older then 12. Who the fukc cares about upvotes?most of us are actually here to deliver our opinion,not constantly worry about upvotes. You’re behaviour can only be described by one word:CHILDISH!!now do fukc off!!

          • So, you are talking about childish behavior and still talk so much unnecesary trash lmao you are pathetic mate.
            and you didn’t deliver an opinion about Chicharito, you just sounded racist.
            Oh the irony, what a clown.

          • Fukcing deluded c##t!!obviously you don’t get the banter,becuase you’re an m#ron!!I didnt want us to sign chicharito becuase he is an ex scum fan!!it has nothing to do with racism. I’d suggest you get off the computer before mommy see’s you,she might just ground you!and just becuase you care about upvotes so much,I’ll give you an upvote for your comment,so you know,can feel good about yourself!

          • Stop wiith your childish behavior mate, you don’t have many friends, I can see that. You’re just a sad clown who needs attention. Plastic kid.

          • Wow and you got that from what indication?don’t just assume things,it makes you look like an Id#ot

          • So, you are the one whining like a child and Im the one who looks like and id10t? LMAO you are hilarious xd poor lil clown

  1. If we miraculously get all 5. We will be challenging for the league next season.

    And after how United let chicaritto sit on the bench for the majority of the last few seasons, i doubt he has any allegiances with them

  2. Okay, I highly doubt we’ll land Ter Stegen, considering he’s thriving at the premier club in the world. I highly doubt he’s complaining that he’s “just first choice in the Champions League.” I believe he has not been there very long either.

    Goetze is a great striker but I have to wonder if he’s really necessary considering our abundance of players at this position. Let’s not forget that Ings is coming back next season and could very well fit perfectly into Klopp’s system. Now if there’s an intention to sell Sturridge, then perhaps a player like Goetze makes sense, but I’d rule that out especially if Daniel can make it to summer without another period of absence.

    • “let’s not forget that ings is coming back and could very well fit perfectly into klopp’s system “. What’s to say that ings would be the same player after being 9 months out with injury?he might never be the same player again?and are you seriously comparing ings with gotze?one is world class and the other an average English player with workrate?they don’t even play in the same position. Gotze is a attacking midfielder and ings a striker

      • I think Ings will be fine. He’s being going balls to the walls in his rehab, he could even come back stronger and faster than he was. I blew out my ACL, MCL, and meniscus and I made it my mission to come back stronger. Ings has the benefit of the LFC medical staff and facilities as well.

        • I also tore my acl,and what I can tell you is that it takes time to get back to that level you were before the injury. Yes the rehab is 6-9 months,but it takes more time then that to get back to the top shape you were before. What sport do you do?

          • I tore it playing pick-up basketball but I play more football(soccer, sorry not sorry) and baseball along with skiing.

            I agree though, i was back playing sports after 9 months but it was a full year until I was back to full speed and confidence. I lost a TON of muscle mass through atrophy in my leg, it took me a while to build that back.

            Confidence is the big one though. I think Ingsy will be fine but I might start him off with the U21s next season until he feels like he’s ready to go full tilt with the big boys in the PL.

          • Exactly!!! And alot of people don’t realise this. They just want him to get back to fullspeed as quick as possible. It will take time. Therefore if we sell benteke,we need another striker

          • 100% agree. I would want to go for another player in Origi’s mould. Young with high potential and great physical tools. I’d love to get someone on the cheaper side (£5-10M or less) and then spend most of that Benteke money on a first choice winger, CM, GK, LB etc.

    • Goetze will be a good signing, true we have a raft of attacking talent in the squad but lets not forget the curse of injuries we get every year. Besides Goetze can play quite nicely on either wing so even if he does not play as one of the front three there still will be options to utilise him. The word ‘options’ is valuable in football! :)

        • Sturridge is a striker,and he’ll be replacing cavani. Moura is having a stellar season out wide…and really judging by the targets above,I don’t think it would be wise to sell sturridge

        • Fukcen ridiculous…you’re not on this blog for months,you come back and on you’re first day you start blabbering out s##t again
          Why would leave?I’d suggest you actually start watching football,you might learn a thing or two about it…gotze have started only 7 games all season,and is desperately unhappy with his playing time. Ter Stegan,like stated in the article above,which you obviously haven’t read,is that he isn’t first choice at barca.

          • I know what the the trash media are saying.

            Gotze is at one, if not the biggest clubs in the world. He has a NEW manager next year so all this “Pep will not play me” doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.

            And if he did decide to leave then i don’t think Liverpool would be the only club after him, do you? the scorer of the WC winning goal.

            Sure Liverpool might stand a chance to get him but BIG BIG BIG clubs will be after him. Remember we have only a slim chance of CL football next year.

          • Finally he a sensible comment on you’re behalf. It’s been reported by some very reliable reporters associated with liverpool stating that gotze is unhappy. Sky Germany also said that gotze won’t be offered a new deal. Gotze also fueled the rumours himself by stating he doesn’t know whether he will stay next season and that he is unhappy. Who will be in for him? Real Madrid?no,they have James and isco. Barcelona?gotze would be an Id#ot to go there,with Neymar and suarez along with Messi. Dortmund might offer competition,United may be interested,maybe Chelsea,maybe arsenal. But I’m not scared of any of them!gotze and klopp have a great relationship. Juventus might be a problem however.but the English clubs IMO don’t stand a chance.

          • I remember it different. I remember Gotze leaving Dortmund in a Sterling manner. If Rodgers takes over United and Sterling drops down the pecking order at City, could you seeing the same happen there with Rodgers and Sterling?

            I personal can’t. I don’t believe they have such an attraction to one another. Sure the familiarity is useful but i think it is a tool for the papers and agents to sell papers and get money. The reality is all those clubs you mention have their appeal.

            City will not want him. Spurs are now in the mix if we are. United could get CL, they have Mou coming in and have that United appeal. Arsenal have their appeal with attractive football and good players.

            He could decide to go back to Dortmund and there are other clubs in Italy besides Juve. Napoli, Roma, AC Milan, Inter.

            Real might take a gamble on him, Atletico could take a punt on him and besides MNS there is room for improvement at Barca. he could play behind them three, no?

            PSG? can’t see any reason they would want him. Monaco maybe even, don’t you think they might throw their hat in if they thought Liverpool was the only club in for him.

  3. Hernandez or Lacazette..
    Ter Stegen or Donnarumma..
    Sane or Carrasco..
    Xhaka or Naigolan..
    Gotze or Ben Arfa..

  4. I don’t think xhaka and chicharito can actually be labelled as “dream” signings…their good signings but not worldies

  5. Ter Stegen if possible then that will solve a lot of our problems. Goetze will be successful with Klopp and that is a more probable signing, he is certain to leave Bayern and for some reason I think he will look for a safe bet as Klopp. I am not getting my hopes up with Sane, a host of elite European clubs are after him and our chances of getting him are slim.

    There is one and only one certainty with Chicharito, he will get you goals. He has scored goals everywhere, I have no idea why United treated him so poorly, good for us if he comes. Sure to get us 15 a season if he is played regularly.

    I am not completely sold on Xhaka but we do need a strong player in that position.

  6. Sane??!??!?!?! Are you joking? This is the German version of Scott Sinclair, funny thing is that Sane got overhyped by British media. Nowhere is beyond the reach of press.

    • Because of the price and age. Everyone looking for next wonder kid.

      For that money give me mahrez or payet.

    • I saw him play this week, scouting matip, he closed down a player before half line, took the ball to the six yard box, low crossed, hit the defender for an own goal, explosive.

    • Hahaahahhhahahahahah you made my day.
      Why he lost the fight with bravo in Barcas goal? Because bravo is better as everyone?

      • He is probably in the bracket just under De Gea and Neuer, but I still think he is a much better player than Bravo, he just doesn’t get the chance to show it,

        • I know ter stegen very good because i have seen him in the bundesliga since his first match. Ok if he get the chance he is better as bravo but never metter as neuer de gea Courtois or buffon

          • Ok if you think so, it is your opinion. For me courtouis has the potencial to be like or better as neuer. Leno is very good (he is on the way to RB Leipzig), but the same quality or better is Karius and cheper

          • ”Leno is very good (he is on the way to RB Leipzig)”??? From playing CL to play in Austria? Karius is more likely to go there

          • Oh yes Leipzig and austria hahaha. Leipzig is a city in germany the club is owned by red bull is comming now from the second mundes liga. Trust me leno will go to RB Leipzig and not only leno but much more good players, because it is all about the money

          • I will believe you if you’d said this team was in the first division like Monaco type, some players went to China for the money yes i know but they will still fight for that place in the FIFA World club, But Leno is comfortably in a 5th place team and playing CL or was but any case, Is everything for the money now? Yes but you need to see the context first; You think Leno will leave Bayern 04 playing CL/EL for a new upcoming team from second division? NO but Maybe Zlatan, Evra, you know ”almost to retire with power brand name” players; Leno is just a kid who wants to win everything, not the last ones that i mentioned who just only want big paychecks

          • You can belive it or not, but this is the true. I know what i am talking, leno is on the way to rb Leipzig, which is playing now in the second league, and yes from a CL aspirant to a newcomer in the league. You can belive it or not.

          • Courtois has hasn’t had the greatest season but who at Chelsea has, over the last three or four years though he’s been as good as anyone…

  7. Sane and Hernandez can’t be considered dream signings. Now signing someone like Morata would be class

  8. Ter stegen is maybe very expensive, karius from mainz is enough, or Mandanda for free. Cb nkolou also free, Krychowiak cdm, Götze am, morata attack.

    • United spent 30m on a relatively unknown young Spanish gk.

      He turned out to be money very well spent.
      Mandanda is black migs.

      Ter stegen is the real deal. All top teams have wc keepers besides us and city.

      • 1. Mandanda is black but much better as migs. 2. De gea wasnt a juong unknow gk but the brilliant joung gk from mafrid and he have cost 18 Million Euro not 30

  9. Tough poll. Gotze is the dream candidate, but highly unlikely. Xhaka might have the biggest impact. Probably play more games due to fitness and really upgrades the midfield from Henderson. Gotze could elevate the team by his presence inspiring confidence in others. Xhaka i think improves the whole team by solidifying the midfield which is our weakest area. Even more so than defense.

  10. If we’re gonna dream, we might as well go big. Suarez wins the Champions League and decides there’s nothing more for him to do in Barcelona, so he comes back home.

  11. Xhaka and ter stegen plus hector are needed signings in securing top 4.

    Goetza is an exciting luxury player. One I would love but need to sort gk. Lb and DM first.

    • We need another winger type of player. If you look at our best starting xi,the right hand side of our three attacking midfielders,another midfielder to partner can,the left back position and goalkeeper is the missing pieces in the puzzle. Id think in terms of priority this summer,it’s goalkeeper-midfielder-right attacking midfielder -left back. A good summer would be ter Stegan,xhaka,gotze and Hector. And it’s very realistic tbh,it would definitely kick our team up a notch.
      Ter Stegan
      Xhaka can
      That three attacking midfielders behind sturridge would create loads of opportunities for sturridge, and we all know sturridge can score,it’s whether he remains fit for most of the season that will determine how high up the table we can finish

      • I love the idea of goetza. I really do. But I feel we really need pace in that forward line.

        Alexis would suit us perfectly and really show arsenal up but again pipe dream

        Would love jese from real with cou goetza and firmino. Intelligence plus pace.

        But hey at least we not shopping in Southampton and Swansea anymore.

  12. For some reason i just dont fancy Hernandez, maybe I’d prefer to create/find our own hero than recycle an ex PL player. I’d like Dutch international, & top scorer in the Russian league Quincy Promes from Spartak Moscow.

  13. Ter Stegen or Leno will be fine, I don’t know about Sane we still have Markovic, NO CHINGARITO, Xhaka is more likely to go to City, And just go for Gotze already

    • I think sane would have to go for a big price, since he and matip are their best players, and we’ve got matip on a free. I’d try for Julian Draxler he’s playing at a champions league level now, and I think he could also play on the wings, center midfield, attacking midfield.

      • I know and the kid is nothing spectacular either to suggest we should go and pay those 30M that they are asking, I say let’s go for Calhanoglu: his team is not in better position than ours right now and he can play in the Wings AND take set pieces as well and he does it perfectly

  14. ”The German’s wages would be a potential stumbling block, but the opportunity to work with Klopp again and be a key player must be very tempting”. Guys If you want World Class players you need to start paying World class wages who are above 180K ( I’m looking at you Sterling ).

  15. ”The German’s wages would be a potential stumbling block, but the opportunity to work with Klopp again and be a key player must be very tempting”. Guys If you want World Class players you need to start paying World class wages who are above 180K ( I’m looking at you Sterling ).

  16. Would also like to see an attempt to maybe sign Leandro Parades if these MF’s don’t sign for us. He’s young, bosses midfield and has a lot of skill about him. Would be a great signing for us.

    • Thats the guy, bring him anyway. Strong tackle, passing, shooting, setpiece delivery, can dribble, the whole package.

  17. IMO there’s four first team spots needing upgrades. GK, LB, CM and RW/attack. Ter Stegen would be my top choice with Horn a close 2nd. If we get Ter Stegen and Gotze anything else is icing on the cake.
    Don’t think Xhaka is realistic. Can’t see FSG spending £33m on a midfielder. They only like to spend that much on strikers that don’t fit the system. Probably why I’ve seen a lot of Zielinski links.
    Sane is unrealistic as well. Think he wants Barca and Barca want him. Plus £40m? Again, FSG won’t be paying that.

  18. Wasn’t there an article on this stuff like just a day ago? “10 players you need to watch out for in Internationals”

  19. Who is Lucas Alario? Rumour is that we are after him.
    Apparently the Argentinian is the striker at River Plate.

    • We’ve apparently offered £5.6m, River value him at £8.6m, so we need to up our offer. I’ve read Ajax & Inter are also after him. Not sure on his record, 10 goals so far this season isn’t exactly on fire.

  20. I dont think there is much chance of getting ter stegen.
    Not much chance of Sane either and in any case there is probably not much difference in quality or potential between markovic and sane at the moment.
    With ings back and firminos ability at 9 hernandez wont be needed even if benteke goes.
    Xhaka would only really be needed if a midfielder like hendo was to leave.
    Grujic is going to come in and play. Hes the star of a good belgrade side. Its a typical klopp signing. Nobody is talking about him. We all might be in 6 months!
    Gotze looks a real possibility. Teixiera wasnt too disimilar positionally and price-wise and we were prepared to go for him. The klopp link, lack of playing time, lure of the PL and not much other interest being reported in him make it look possible.

    • Horn, Karius and Leno are average, solid goalkeepers, i watch them every week in Bundesliga. They can easily remove Migs from goal though.

      • I watch bundesliega every week too mate mainly just for the goalkeepers. Im playing in goals 25 years and have a GK coaching badge. I have to disagree with you on Horn. Hes an exceptional goalkeeper for his age. I think he’ll be the next German no1 after Neuer. At such a young age he has no significant weakness in his game bar his handling occasionally which can be coached out. He has that rangy Buffon type frame and the agility and speed to match.

        Leno i agree, i think hes over-rated probably because his top reflexes produce the memorable saves. He makes a lot of basic mistakes and his judgement errors make him a poor sweeper. Poor distribution too. Id be disappointed if we got him.

        • Well, out of these goalies i would prefer Horn too. Horn is good, yes, maybe a bit harsh too say he is average, but it was meant in the way like in Bundesliga 9 out of 10 keepers are very good in my opinion.

          • Oh yeh definitely. I agree. Theres a difference in class in goalkeeping as a whole between bundesliega and premier league i reckon. The germans are setting the standards for goalkeeping. Neuer has become a blueprint for young goalkeepers playing higher, the one on one technique etc.. The coaches must be top notch. Im surprised the premier league hasnt poached some of them.

  21. I have no grudge for Rodgers, but you can’t disagree that the calibre of player even being talked about for LFC recently has improved vastly….Gotze could actually happen…..Hernandez would be a significant improvement too, Man U properly missed the boat oin that one, Idiots….. Xhaka, I feel is not gonna happen, sounds like he has his wee heart set on Arsenal, what a waste….. and Ter Stegen, whats not to like…. We get even two of these names, I would suggest along with the two alreqady coming in, we would have had a great window…… Could it really all work out? I won’t bet my house just yet, but I am very excited….

    • I really don’t buy a player choosing arsenal over us because of city. We have the best manager who can get any player we want. But its MONEY that FSG needs to put on the table.

    • All these German links are great to watch aren’t they! It just makes sense….they’ve got the golden generation going on right now with loads and loads of talent, even their B and C teams would look competitive…time to get on that gravy train.

      • It’s the plus side of signing a foreign manager. Wenger did it and Rafa did it. Let’s hope Klopp’s knowledge of up and coming German players gives us the edge.

    • Mark Hughes was a big name (massive in Wales), El Tel took him to Barca… Chris Waddle to Marseille, Glen Hoddle to Monaco (Wenger signed him), Paul Ince to Inter, David Platt to Bari, John Charles is an early example, Denis Law to Torino… I’m scraping the barrel now, bloody bank hols !!

      • People forget we are only a tiny island, easier to see all the forgien lads playing abroad when there is so many of em, a whole world full in fact.

    • 1st I did say normally. I know there are exceptions. 2nd Bale isn’t English. 3rd the likes of Lineker, Gazza, Owen, Keegan had nothing to prove. Sturridge does. Even if we accept Rooney shouldn’t be in the England team, Sturridge is going to be behind both Kane and Vardy. Sturridge going to France will be him kissing goodbye to his international career.

      • No, but lets be clear, most people can’t tell the difference. When most people of foreign destent say Emglish, they are including everyone from the UK.

  22. No particular beef with any of those touted,although I am a fan of Horn,not to say I’d complain about ter Stegen,though.Gotze would be my dream signing.
    And of course,Suarez is welcome back anytime,the odd nibble or not,but he seems over that!

  23. I’m I the only one who thinks a lethal winger should be made priority over Gotze. Yeah after we sign the must player ( GK, Winger, CM) we should go for him. He will be a massive upgrade on Lallana.

    Plus how can someone not dream about Zaltan.

  24. how many of these guys will we actually sign? Every summer we get our hopes up and then we sign Balo or Benteke.

      • lame buddy, very lame.
        We could go on and on about all the disastrous transfer signings the club has had going on for 20 years or more. Isnt our terrible transfers why we have never won the Premier League?

      • it is called an example. Go check LFC History Dot Net for the awful signings the club has signed over the last 25 years.
        Not every comment is about Rodgers. Not worth talking about him any more. It is Klopp’s team now, can’t we move on?

  25. According to rumours Juve are willing to listen to offers so we should definitely put in a bid. Think he’d be great for us

  26. Getting any 3 on this list makes us contenders next season.

    A solid GK to replace the BS one we have automatically gets us to 4th. The rest is just goals, which gets us to 1st or 2nd.

    • If you asked me to pick 3 from this list, I’d go for Stegen, Sane/Gotze and Xhaka. One attacker, one GK and one central MF. And done!

  27. Wow! 10,014 of us want to see Hernandez at the club, but that is only 5% of the votes? I wonder how many voted for the others?

    I’d be extremely ecstatic at the thought of signing Hernandez. Brilliant signing and if he helps us beat Man Utd and finish ahead of them consistently, legendary status will be accord to him.

  28. I wish we got 2 of these five guys….but its most likely that we will end up with some Benteke-Balotelli type clowns. Am really sorry loving Liverpool FC

  29. Hernandez won’t come, he’s too much respect for AFerguson (reading an interview he did even though he was not first choice), missed our chance when he was feeling unloved before his permanent move. Would be a coup to get Stegen. Hector and Xhaka to follow with the 2 we already have ?? but get a feeling that if we fail in the EL and a mediocre PL position and we will be buying potential and one big money signing in Summer.

    • There’s better out there compared to Hernandez really…he’s doing a good job for Leverkusen…he ought to continue there rather than make another move this soon anyway.

  30. Put in a bid for Gotze at £30 million
    Ter stegen £12 million
    Xhaka £8.5 million
    Leroy Sane £14 million
    Hernandez £8 million

    £72 million out goings. That’s good business, hope it happens!

  31. I’m sure we will be reading about ‘pivotal summer’, ‘critical transfer window’ and ‘statement of intent’ for the next few months.

    • he he. very true. end of summer, we get the rotten deals. Liverpool transfer window is a major success only in press not in pitch.

  32. I’d like replace Sane with Varane, Xhaka with Strootman and Hernandez with Gundogan.

    Perhaps Yarmolenko to add to the fun?

  33. fans are dreaming that we are going to sign tis word class player and that player
    When have fsg ever backed us with the kind of money we will need to sign these players even when we got back in the cl our net spend was not huge

  34. Dream signing…Javier Hernandez!?!? Is this a sick joke!?!?
    A proven EPL failure. Every-time Fergie started him he went missing and was unceremoniously subbed.

  35. its a brilliant piece of article. The writer H.Jackson has been able to pinpoint the exact area that we need to re-enforce with perfect players! Thankyou
    Next I wanna see the list of players we need to get rid of (mine no 1 would be Martin Skrtel)

  36. If we could sign those five players that would be happy days I’m sure. For me that would be a perfect pick. Time to unload most of the imposter signings.

  37. Xhaka and Gotze should be Klopp’s priority in the summer!! ter Stegen does not seem likely, but Xhaka and Gotze could very well happen and would be huge additions

  38. Yes a proven EPL failure.
    5 seasons at Utd, and he couldn’t cement a 1st team starting berth. Every time he started a match he never failed to disappoint, and was often substituted. Nothing more than an impact sub….and we don’t need one of them.
    Far better players available than the distinctly average Hernandez

    • I agree there are better and more complete players out there…but he’s a good player to have in the squad provided expectations are in check.

      Scoring goals is the ultimate objective after all of the game and he does that well enough. He’s always had a decent scoring career at United , but when football started to change very quickly Guardiola-led Barca and Fergie retirement and when I saw him starting to have a tough time adjusting, I thought this was it for him. That he’s gone to a Champions League club in another top league and has managed to resurrect his career tells me there’s something to him.

      Shouldn’t be in the dream signing and we probably shouldn’t sign him up but not an EPL failure. He did win PL medal with Fergie after all.

      • Studge, Ings and Origi…IMO we have all the impact players we need. We should be looking for a player who can start games and be productive over 90 minutes. Not a goal hanger who only looks good when every other player is out on their feet.
        Michy Batshuayi is the only choice for me. A player in the Studge mold, so no need to change the shape or tactics, and should Studge continue with his injury record or we do decide to sell….the perfect replacement is already at the club.
        “but not an EPL failure. He did win PL medal with Fergie after all.”…Yep and Djimi Traoré won the CL under Rafa

        • I myself suggested we probably shouldn’t be actively looking out for him…scored 20, 12 and 18 goals in his first 3 seasons under Fergie – sh***t player or not, that’s still not considered a failure.

          • He was a failure IMO, as he was worse than awful in games he started. I don’t know the stats for games he started but I know they will be awful.
            Success as a substitution, maybe? Success as a starter, not a chance!!…and we don’t need a super sub, we need a striker who can produce when he starts.

    • OK mate, I’m gonna back away from this pointless rant on something you clearly don’t see, and turn my attention to other pursuits.

      • It is you who is failing to see, and not me.
        I see very well that his goals to game ratio at United was decent…but as stats can be misleading and football is played on grass and not paper….I can also see (what you can’t) is that the vast majority of his goals were scored as a sub. That he made more sub appearances than he did starts.
        If we were after a super sub, he would be top of my list. But as a starter for United he was a failure, and as United was the only EPL side he played for, then by definition he was an EPL failure.

        • Who cares whether his goals were scored as a sub, he still scored goals, being a sub doesn’t make you a flop… FYI, in Germany, he a starter and smashing goals in for fun. suck on that stat fact paer grass bulloni.

          • Who Cares…Really!?!? It was the fact that he couldn’t score when a starter that resulted in him being sold.
            The irony in you saying I couldn’t see if breathtaking!
            2 very different things. A starter and a sub. As one he excelled at the other he was a flop!

          • HAHA says the man who thinks it doesn’t matter if a player can’t score more than a hand full of goals in 5 EPL seasons as a starter.

        • Hernandez was a goalscorer, but not much else. He didn’t link well with the play at Utd. We have a better one in Benteke, if scoring goals is only what we wanted, which we don’t, hence I agree with you.

          • Yes he was. What I would have called back in the day a goal hanger!
            But the point I was making that in his 5 EPL seasons, over half his appearances were as a sub, and that is where the vast majourity of his goals came from. Like Fairclough back in the day and Solskjær in recent years, a proven super sub. But we don’t need a sub. We need a player who can play and contribute for 90 minutes. As you so rightly mentioned his contribution to his team mates was minimal, as was his goal scoring record as a starter. Scoring a mere hand full of goals in games when starting. A proven EPL failure…why would we be looking for a player like that!?

          • Yes, as impact sub, because the objective is about scoring goals, while the opposition is tiring. An he has an eye for being at the right place, at the right time, when the opposition has not adjusted to his presence. Which is why he always failed as a starter.

          • Spot on the money…and why would we want to be spending £20 million on an impact sub. We already have Studge, Origi, Ings, Benteke and Firmino…whichever is on the bench, is more than capable of both being an impact sub AND being a competent replacement for injuries and suspensions to play and contribute for 90 mins.
            IF we are to sell Benteke for £20 million and buy Hernandez for the same figure, it begs the question why!?!? I would rather see us paying another £10 million and getting Gotze and or Batshuayi

  39. You can’t just compare leagues. It is 23 in 36 matches. Hernandez didn’t link well with the play at Utd. He is a natural goal scorer, but that is pretty much it. We have that in Benteke.

    • I beg to differ, watch him play for Bayer. Funny thing is, he was good enough to help Real, but not for Lvg..

    • On the league comment, the same should be said of players scoring similar numbers from different leagues. Problem here is not that Hernandez I’s rubbish and Texeira great, it’s just the way they have been portrayed by fans obsessed with hype and fee.

      • Yes, same can be said of players scoring similar numbers from different leagues.

        Never said he is rubbish, nor Teixeira is great, which he is not. Chicarita just doesn’t add a whole lot to our game. Of course his numbers can never be dismissed completely, but since you mention hype, there is little need to hype him beyond what he actually brings.

        We still haven’t integrated Ings, and he would bring a lot to our game.

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