It’s set to a summer of speculation both on and off the pitch and the rumour mill is now in full flow.
A year ago Liverpool were linked continually with star names such as David’s Villa and Silva, but the financial situation, combined with the dire season we have just endured, sees much more modest names being linked with a move to Anfield.
One area most supporters and pundits agree needs tending to is another forward to support Fernando Torres. The latest to be linked is West Ham and England striker Carlton Cole (pictured with Steven Gerrard on international duty last year).
With West Ham suffering similar financial difficulties, their owner David Sullivan has claimed all their squad are up for sale! Cole, the former Chelsea forward, scored ten goals for the struggling Hammers last season.
The Mirror today reported that Birmingham had an offer worth £10m turned down over weekend, and that they, along with Liverpool, Aston Villa and Fulham also interested.
West Ham are reported to value Cole at closer to £15m.