With Liverpool miles ahead of the rest of the Premier League it isn’t easy to improve the first team. Having said that, the winter break has driven us The Shining crazy so – avoiding club repetition – we are going to run through 11 Premier League players we’d take at Liverpool and why. Baring in mind these aren’t necessarily realistic signings, more simply players that could be useful to us as rotation options.
Goalkeeper: Nick Pope – Burnley
Entering his prime now and making a strong case to be England’s number one at Euro 2020, Pope would be a useful backup to Alisson whilst also counting towards any potential home grown quota that comes as part of the Brexit fallout.
Right back: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Manchester United
At just 22-years-old Wan-Bissaka is full of potential and would be a decent rotation option for Trent should we need to rest the Scouser or find ourselves trying to shut up shop.
Centre back: Fikayo Tomori – Chelsea
With Dejan Lovren sure to leave in the summer it would be handy to have a youthful centre back propping up our backup options.
Centre back: Nathan Ake – Bournemouth
Ake is bursting with potential and could potentially step into a defensive midfield role if needed. Versatility is highly valued by Jürgen Klopp, he’d be a useful addition.
Left back: Lucas Digne – Everton
He’s not a patch on Andy Robertson but at least he is in a similar mould – he also takes a helluva free kick. Sometimes Robbo needs a rest.
Defensive midfield: Wilfred Ndidi – Leicester
The best defensive midfielder in the Premier League that isn’t named Fabinho. In tougher away games it could be handy to lineup with him and Fabby next to each other.
Centre midfield: Bernardo Silva – Manchester City
He has all the attributes necessary to play for Jürgen Klopp: he is determined, technically gifted and full of energy. He would slot right in.
Centre midfield: Todd Cantwell – Norwich
Young, ever improving and full of running. Cantwell matches nearly every condition of our current transfer policy.
Right wing: Adama Traore – Wolves
The beefy winger has been linked with The Reds previously and could become utterly unplayable after a few sessions with Jürgen Klopp.
Striker: Heung-min Son – Spurs
Ready made for Klopp’s Liverpool – he can beat any man with the ball at his feet and will run his legs off when out of possession. A dream signing.
Left wing: Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth
The soon to be out of contract Scot is lightning quick and has tremendous crossing ability, he would be a useful rotation option should Xherdan Shaqiri leave the club in the summer.