Liverpool enjoyed an encouraging end to last season, and will hope to strengthen this summer to improve their chances of securing European football next term.
Here are the Reds' top five transfer targets:
Marc-André ter Stegen | Borussia Mönchengladbach | Value: £15-20m
The 21-year-old German has been a shining light in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s somewhat weak side in the last couple of years. Making his debut in 2011, he grabbed his chance in the first team and quickly established himself as his club’s number one, whilst attracting interest from many top European sides in the process.
Jores Okore | FC Nordsjaelland | Value: £3-5m
FC Nordsjaelland face a gruelling battle to keep hold of their starlet this summer after Okore impressed in the Champions League despite his side’s woeful set of results. Having reportedly rejected an offer from Chelsea, Okore fits Liverpool’s transfer policy of buying young talent with a profitable re-sale value.
Eliaquim Mangala | FC Porto | Value: £20-25m
Although a fee around £25m may seem steep for the France international, FC Porto his club are demanding £30m for him. Liverpool will have to fight off competition from the likes of Chelsea, however, but this transfer could be worth the hassle, as Liverpool need to replace stalwart Jamie Carragher amid concerns that Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger may be leaving, too.
Christian Eriksen | Ajax | Value: £15-20m
£15m for the Dane would be a relative bargain in football terms as he enters the final year of his contract at Ajax. Arguably Ajax best player by some distance, Eriksen has reportedly expressed his desire to leave the Amsterdam Arena this summer, and there are many potential suitors including Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund,
Henrikh Mkhitaryan | Shakhtar Donetsk | Value: £15-20m
The Armenian is the perfect fit to fill the void left by potentially outgoing Uruguayan secondary striker Luis Suarez. Despite being used as an attacking midfielder last season he scored 25 league goals in just 29 games. He can also play as a main striker but could fit into Liverpool’s team nicely behind Daniel Sturridge - and at 24 he has is yet to enter his prime.
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