Liverpool draw up four-man summer transfer shopping list

This bloke is looking to spruce the place up a bit


It’s report-mania on the slowest news day of the century, with Mirror Football today reporting that the Times are today reporting that Liverpool have reportedly drawn up a four-man shopping list of Premier League stars, ready to splash the cash this summer in an attempt to put the memory of this year’s godawful campaign behind them.

The paper claims the Reds are ready to put in bids for Villa’s Ashley Young, who is about ready to up and leave the club after refusing to sign a new contract, Blackpool captain Charlie Adam, Bolton’s Gary Cahill and new England squad member Matt Jarvis.

Director of Football Damien Comolli has been talking up the prospect of some new faces at Anfield himself:

The owners said from day one they want to improve things and turn things around quickly and I have said the same thing since I arrived, so I expect a busy summer.

When we prepare for the next season it’s difficult to say we work to the January transfer window. We work from summer to summer.

When the window shuts in September we are preparing for the next summer window, not the one in January because, as people say, usually not much goes on in January.

We proved that wrong but as soon as it shuts on January 31, we are thinking about the summer and what we are going to do.

We talk about different targets, about players we thought about in January but couldn’t do and keep the scouting team working.

I think we will have the squad depth next year to compete both in Europe and domestically if we manage to qualify for Europe.

So, Liverpool fans! What do you reckon about these potential summer targets? Good enough, or should the Reds be aiming for bigger names to drag them back into the Big Four battle next season?

13 responses so far
  • gtr_red // March 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    pick 4:
    gervinho, young, lavezzi, coentrao/baines

  • prince adegoke // March 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    i will like to see big player come to liverpool next season like elia of holland and the patugal statr player catareon the defend i will like to see left winger to fill luis gacia at the club

  • Chambers // March 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Hardly top names are they? This is just a hotch-potch of mediocre English so-called talent! God even Redknap has realized the mediocrity of Adam and withdrawn any idea of buying him. Let’s hope we wake up before it’s too late…. There are better and more classier players out there ( and also cheaper than overpriced English!).

  • Matty K // March 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Young is the only 1 with the flair & speed we crave @ Liverpool. I was hoping for the Turan , Honda excitement machines. 3 of the guys mentioned are just good plodders & i think the Liverpool fans would rather see Anfield light up with attacking power lacking in recent times….

  • MG01 // March 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Do any of the people making comments actually watch football? Jarvis has made the second highest number of crosses in the Premiership – just think for a moment about what Carroll needs. Adam is a set-piece specialist and has a fine eye for a pass – both of which would be incredibly useful. Cahill is world class and we need an experienced centre back as a long-term replacement for Carra – if we don’t sign him, Arsenal will, especially as he’s only 25. Personally I’d like Coentro and a world-class defensive midfielder – but Adam, Cahill, and Jarvis would be great signings.

  • Hello aliens // March 25, 2011 at 1:55 am

    @ MG01

    There are many stupid people around. Why get so perturbed.

    That’s why they are not Liverpool’s manager and instead we have King Kenny. :D

    For me i’m not sure where Adam would fit in. We have Merieles and Gerrard there in the middle with Shelvey coming up well.

    Young and Jarvis are good buys for me as they provide width and crosses.

    Cahill for 18 million pounds for me is too expensive also. Surely we can get someone better and with more potential in who is non-English? Sakho? Mertesacker? Kjaer?

    Agree with you i think we need a DM too to share the load with Lucas. Don’t think Spearing is up for it although young Coady may burst through next year or am i wishing for too much. Ha.

    Cheers mate.

  • RoyK // March 25, 2011 at 4:23 am

    How on earth did you/Mirror Football infer from Comolli’s interview that these were the 4 names doing the rounds in Anfield? Another example of lazy useless sensationalistic journalism!!!!!!!!!

  • ninodelluz // March 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Arda turan, Hamsik,foggia, bastos would be good for liverpool …

  • Red4Life // March 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    FFS – it is the Daily Mirror you are talking about and a 100% anti-liverpool at that.

    Dont care what the DM says as its all cr4p

  • Austin // March 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Hay, I believe the same guy who fouded luiz saurez is still with Liverpool? Let him go out there again and scout for similar players than over rated english players.

  • brenz // March 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    alexis sanchez,fabio centroa,arda turan@ashley young,gary cahill@mertesacker, YnWa…

  • Pradeep // March 28, 2011 at 9:17 am

    For those who dream Alexis Sanchez or Eden Hazard.. Kindly Forget them.. I really don’t think they will come to Anfield.. They will surely seek champions league football and so many top clubs are after them..

    And during every transfer window, we will hear about Turan & Honda.. It really makes me sick.. And now Turan has agreed in personal terms with Athletico.. So forget about him..

    And I will say yes to A.Young.. But rather than going again to an English, i will prefer Mata or Lavezzi.. And Honda or Jarvis or Marin will be good for backup..

    Coming to CB’s.. I will rate Sakho very highly.. If we can get him, it will be a great deal.. And i will prefer Martesacker to Cahill.. But Cahill also will be a great signing(very much better than skrtel)..

    And for Midfielders.. I will love to see Charlie Adam.. He will provide great crosses from set pieces.. And has a great vision too.. But he will fit our team only if we play 4-2-1-2-1.. I think Charlie Adam will be our guy next season.. If not, i will love to see Yann M’Villa or Moussa Sissoko..

    For LB.. Like all, me too prefer Coentrao(he publicly said “I LOVE LIVERPOOL”).. So he will surely give us 100%.. And Baines.. I don’t think it will be possible.. And also he will cost more than Coentrao.. Other than these two, i like to see Nagatomo, Tremoulinas or Taiwo..

    Last but not least, i personally beleive we are in safe hands of the King.. So no worries.. King knows better.. YNWA

  • liverpool fan // April 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    reina seems more than happy

    defenders: dont like kiryakos; personally he’s too slow. skrtel is not really proving himself, agger is too injury prone and carra is getting older by the second. so, any of cahil, taiwo, enrique or Coentrao would do the job

    ashley young has said he prefers old trafford over anfield, so he can go to man u if he wants. charlie adam would be a better off at anfield i reckon. rumors about bale seem unlikely so french winger payet would be a good player for lfc. we’ll get some money for aqualiani.

    seeing as suarez/carroll r doing the trick, and we got a lot of younguns coming through…strikers arent a necessity right now.

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