After the latest scandal involving Luis Suarez, one has to wonder when Liverpool will finally say enough is enough, and show Luis Suarez the exit door.
If they do decide to part ways then replacing one of the most in-form footballers in England won’t be easy.
Simply targeting a player is easy, but actually enquiring and setting a final price is the hard bit, and Liverpool would need to really think hard before selling and buying.
They cannot make the same mistake as they made when they sold Fernando Torres for £50million to Chelsea, only to purchase Andy Carroll from Newcastle United for £35million.
All they money gathered from the potential sale of Luis Suarez would have to be reinvested if they are to get someone of equal measure. Here we take a look at five players who may be able to fill his boots at Anfield.
5. Edinson Cavani | Napoli
One of the more ambitious names on the list, Edinson Cavani has been touted for a big money move to the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City; for around £60million.
His form this season includes 32 goals in 39, making him one of the finest strikers in the world.
There is no doubt Suarez is one of the best and Napoli could be interested in a potential swap deal - it does sound ambitious but cannot be ruled out.
Cavani has scored over thirty goals in his previous three seasons and Napoli fans would not want to see him leave, but if he does join Liverpool and manages to bring over some of that form, it could only end well for Brendan Rodger’s side.
4. Edin Dzeko | Manchester City
Although Edin Dzeko has been touted for a move back to Germany, where he first made a name for himself.
Dzeko has failed to live up the high expectation and it is only a matter of time before Manchester City decide it is time to sell.
Liverpool were already interested in bringing Dzeko to Liverpool, instead he opted to join Manchester City but this time if Liverpool are on the hunt, Dzeko could arrive at Anfield to continue the form he showed at Wolfsburg.
3. Michu | Swansea City
Getting a bit more realistic now and Michu has been a revelation this season, and possible the purchase of the season. Michael Laudrup has valued Michu at £30million but that would never be the fee a team would have to pay, even if they do, Liverpool could meet Swansea’s fee with the money generated from Suarez’s sale.
Michu has hit 17 league goals thus far and has been the bargain of the season, with Michael Laudrup singing him for only £2.2 million from Rayo Vallecano.
He has been in brilliant form and it comes as no surprise why there has been anger over the Spaniard’s omission from the PFA Player of the Year Awards.
2. Loic Remy | QPR
A very realistic transfer which could happen, and would be determined by the future of QPR; although it looks certain they will be relegated very soon. He seems destined to leave QPR as he is simply too good for the Championship, and would definitely opt to play for a team who is already in Europe and aiming for a Champions League spot.
The fact that QPR would need to cut down on their wages means that Remy will more than likely be up for sale, and Brendan Rodger’s needs to be right up there fighting for the Frenchman to strengthen his side.
He would not cost Liverpool a lot of money considering the amount they could make off the sale of Suarez.
1. Christian Benteke | Aston Villa
Benteke is the one striker Liverpool need to buy, even if Suarez stays. Aston Villa have not had the best of campaigns as they are firmly locked in a relegation battle, but one positive they can take from this season is that signing they made in Christian Benteke as he has scored 19 goals in 36 games.
If Villa fail to survive then Brendan Rodger’s would need to take his interest further to ensure he lands a player of Benteke’s potential to his side.
Which player’s do you think could replace Luis Suarez? Have your say below.
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