Liverpool manager Berendan Rodgers has already stated that with some reinforcements in the side, he can take this side to top four in the next season. While that would be a dream for any Kop fan for they have not played in the Champions League after 2009, the owners need to support the manager in his pursuit for talented young players who can take the side to a new level. Brendan Rodgers has already identified some targets and the team needs to act fast if they are to capture these players. Some of the players who have been in Rodgers monitoring and may arrive in Anfield are as follows.
Toby Alderweireld– The Belgian has been one of Rodgers’ most preferred replacements for the retiring Carragher in the centre back. The Ajax captain has had a tremendous season with the club and thus has attracted potential bidders from a number of top clubs. This season he has played in 44 matches across all competitions, displaying tremendous work rate. His contract with his current club expires in June, 2014 and that would certainly make Ajax sell him for a cut price. But if Liverpool delays this move too much, other clubs would snatch the player from under their nose, so they need to act fast.
Stefan de Vrij– With Martin Skrtel falling out of favour of Rodgers, Liverpool would need more than one centre backs in the upcoming transfer window. Their other target is Feyenoord player Stefan de Vrij who has also made his debut in the Dutch national team. After the arrival of Rodgers last January, it is but a rule in Liverpool that all the arrivals must be of a very tender age who can either serve the club for a long time or has a resale value. De Vrij caters exactly to that criterion, with his age being just 21. Thus he should be an ideal transfer for Rodgers who has been restrained by the management in his pursuit of Ashley Williams.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan– The Armenian footballer who plays for Shakthar, is keen on making a summer move to Liverpool. The prolific midfielder has scored 24 goals in 34 matches this season and Rodgers would be interested to add more power to his midfield. Rodgers has always stressed on the importance of Coutinho like players in the team and Mkhitaryan is much similar to the Brazilian who has done wonders for the Reds. But he would not come cheap with Shakhtar expected to quote a price in the range of £15m.