Our resident Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern haven’t been looking too impressed for weeks now with just the utterances of ‘Gerrard’ or ‘Sterling’ being enough to make their hearts drop in disappointment.
What they are sulking about today is the fact that the Reds are likely to be wrapping up the signing of Danny Ings from Burnley whereas their old foes Manchester United have wrapped up a deal for one of the most exciting young players in Europe in Memphis Depay.
The fact of the matter is that it will now prove that much harder for the Reds to sign the top talents of European football and beyond given their lack of Champions League football for next season but nevertheless, Brendan Rodgers knows he needs to strengthen with his transfer policy under much scrutiny following last summer’s acquisitions.
For the likes of Adam Lallana, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Lazar Markovic, they have all flattered to deceive for varying reasons this term and the consensus from Reds fans by the bar is that Liverpool need to sign ready-made and reliable pros who have a better chance of hitting the ground running in an attempt to get back into the top four.
To be honest, the expected signature of Ings should be looked upon with some excitement despite the Reds’ recent disappointments. At 22 he has the best years of his career ahead of him and is surely a better third choice attacking option than the likes of Lambert.
With his potential move in mind, we’ve shortlisted five other Reds targets who could end up joining Ings at Anfield next season.
Click on your legendary number 8 below to reveal the 5 players who could follow Danny Ings to Liverpool next season.