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3 Positions Liverpool Need To Strengthen + Suggested Targets

Liverpool have been disappointing in the league this season, here are the three positions we think they need to strengthen this summer in order to challenge.

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Gourcuff - A possible Liverpool target?

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Liverpool have been disappointing in the league this season. Although the Carling Cup success might give a better picture of our season so far, the truth is the team has struggled for much of the season.

We haven’t struggled to perform well, like we did in the last 2 seasons, but we have struggled badly to convert the opportunities we create.

With the summer fast approaching, Liverpool are hopefully already making plans on who will leave the club and who the club will try to buy. Damien Comolli, the Director of Football at the club, has hinted that there will be no lavish spending, but I think he knows our weaknesses and is making plans to fix them.

Here are three positions i feel Liverpool need to strengthen in the summer, and a few suggestions on who they could buy:

Striker

The most obvious position Liverpool need to strengthen. Too often this season Liverpool have created chances, but failed to convert them. With Luis Suarez in the team, Liverpool already have a creative player, who can rip defences apart with his brilliant touched and dribbles.

What Liverpool need is an out-and-out goal-scorer, someone who has a natural goal-scoring instinct. The problem is that Liverpool, if we want to get back to the top, need a world-class striker and that’s not the sort of player you can get on the cheap.

My suggestions: Gonzalo Higuain, Luuk de Jong, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Ricky van Wolfsvinkel, Iker Muniain, Fernando Llorente.

Playmaker

While Liverpool have struggled to put the ball in the net, the team has also struggled to create clear-cut chances at times this season. Charlie Adam has been largely disappointing since his summer move. His short passing is good, but he often fails to spot the ‘killer-ball’ and often gives away needless free-kicks which put unnecessary pressure on the defence.

Liverpool require a playmaker who can thread the ball through the eye of a needle, control the tempo of the game and play long-range passes as well. Basically, we need to replace Xabi Alonso!

My suggestions: Gaston Ramirez, Shinji Kagawa, Yoann Gourcuff.

Right Wing

The right wing position has been a problematic position for Liverpool for years now. Under Rafa Benitez, Dirk Kuyt was converted into a winger, and now under Kenny it is either Henderson or Downing playing there, both failing to impress in that position this season.

Kuyt has also been drafted back in in recent games but we need a long-term solution to the right wing area.

My suggestions: Adam Johnson, Jesus Navas (not going to happen, I know), Santi Cazorla.

If Liverpool strenghten the three positions above, a top 4 finish next season is more than achievable and if things really click, a title challenge could even be on the cards.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. steve

    March 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Reina
    Johnson Skrtel Agger Enrique
    Hazard Gerrard Lucas Downing
    Suarez
    Giroud

    YNWA

  2. louis

    March 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Kagawa+Hazard+Higuain=BEAST

  3. Towson Tom

    March 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Suarez may be creative, but only for himself, Yes he can tear defences apart so they don’t know what he will do next – unfortunately neither do his team-mates! But give them another season and with the addition of a striker who can read Suarez (I have to confess I don’t know who exactly) but if LFC can find one we won’t need a winger or a creative player we ARE making enough chances, I would be looking to strengthen at centre back to cover injuries.

  4. Baker

    March 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Please Liverpool fans talk about Carvan,Lavezzi. Micolli is another Tevez who plays for Palermo

  5. James

    March 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    come on man, good article, great points but pretty much all them targets are unrealistic and we won’t get a striker any time soon, spending 35 million on Andy and then bringing in another ‘top class’ striker is not only damaging for Andy but will leave a big dent in the budget. Unless we shift some players out, I can’t see many (if any) big names coming. Good read though!

  6. reaz peerojee

    March 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    cavani lavezzi azar martinez

  7. Azeez olukayode

    March 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Huntelaer or soldado+kagawa and good winger aroo lennon or lavezi

  8. Azeez olukayode

    March 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Now we are lose easy transfer moussa sow

  9. Sibgh

    March 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    What about Forlan?
    He may be old, put we all know that Forlan and Suarez can play together (uruagay strike force) as the two got uragay third at world cup.
    Cost about £7-12 mil
    Gauranteed to do well.

  10. Kopking

    March 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Kenny has not got a clue wasted 70m on pure rubbish sack him

  11. YNWA

    March 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

    C’mon 2011 Summer transfer is rubish. Big Loss for Dalglish and Comolli.They should keep Meireles. Bellamy?? Fast but not enough.Carrol?? Urgghh! Coates?? Bad!! Adams? Good for mid team but never enough for the Reds!! I think they should buy Oscar Cardozo instead Big weak Carrol, Lucho gonzales or Axel Witsel instead Adams or just keep Meireles.. Comolli, Dalglish is rusty… Admit it..

  12. bishop liverpool

    March 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

    It’s a pity that all these positions cost us almost £70m but I think KKD should consult Rafa Benitez on transfer issues.If Toress can come back,we’ll be glad cos no big name player will want to a non CL team.I wish Jesus to join us but will he want to come?YNWA

  13. Emmy

    March 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Lavezzi+huntelaar+toni kroos or kagawa

  14. Kingsley Gerrard

    July 7, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Higuian, lavezzi nd kross wil do or if we can gt alonso bk better bt its impossible

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