Chins have been wagging in the Football Transfer Tavern this week with the news that Manchester City’s James Milner could be the first big name transfer of the summer so far – Depay aside – with Liverpool closing in on a deal for the England international.
Our resident Reds fans drinking by the bar are split on the idea of signing Milner however with some claiming he is an uninspiring signing to replace Steven Gerrard whereas others believe he is one of the greatest unsung pros in European football.
What is undoubted is that Milner – often billed as boring – will bring energy, effort and a never-say-die attitude to the Reds’ ranks and lets be honest, such qualities have been found lacking in a number of Liverpool’s players this past season.
It remains to be seen where Milner will be deployed for Liverpool going forward with Brendan Rodgers constantly tweeking his formations and tactics but you can imagine he might be given a crack back in a favoured central midfield berth alongside Jordan Henderson.
With Emre Can, Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen providing competition of course, Rodgers will have gone some way to improving his midfield but what about the other positions?
Here we take a look at five other Reds targets who could well end up following Milner to Merseyside this summer.
Click on these Reds fans below to reveal the 5 Liverpool transfers waiting to happen after James Milner’s arrival.