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2 players who could follow Thomas Lemar to Liverpool next year

Liverpool supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side record three victories prior to the international break, thus standing them in good stead for the visit of Southampton on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men eased past Huddersfield Town 3-0 in the Premier League before overcoming Maribor by the same scoreline in the Champions League a few days later, thus setting them up perfectly for their trip to struggling West Ham in what was their final game before the fortnight’s interruption. And the Reds produced another attacking masterclass to thump the Hammers 4-1 at the London Stadium, with a brace from in-form Mohamed Salah as well as goals from Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain securing another three points for Klopp’s side, who in turn moved above Arsenal into fifth place in the Premier League table.

Thus, there have been plenty of delighted Liverpudlians in the Tavern this week, many of whom are eagerly anticipating the return of the Premier League at the weekend, which will see their team seek a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions against Mauricio Pellegrino’s 13th place Southampton at Anfield.

In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Reds supporters to discuss, not least recent reports suggesting that the Merseyside giants are lining up a move for Monaco forward Thomas Lemar in 2018.

The France international played a big part in helping the club win the Ligue 1 title last season with nine goals and 11 assists in the league, while his five assists also played a part in their excellent run to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Yet there was much change at the Stade Louis II over the summer with several key names departing, and Lemar’s future is also far from certain with reports suggesting that both Liverpool and Barcelona are interested in the 22-year-old.

And were the Reds able to get a deal done for the forward, here are TWO other stars who could follow him to Anfield next year…

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