After finishing a brilliant season that saw them finish second in the Premier league, Liverpool have already taken advantage of the transfer window by bringing in two new additions to their squad.
England international Rickie Lambert was signed from Southampton last week for around £4 million whilst the Merseyside club have also agreed a deal to sign German U21 midfielder Emre Can next month.
However, whilst the pair are undoubtedly talented and offer many different qualities between them, it is hard to say that they are the answer to Liverpool’s problems if the Reds are determined to win the Premier League and the Champions League.
Admittedly, Brendan Rodgers’ side are on a smaller budget than their rivals so it is hard to bring in world class players like Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas and Karim Benzema of Real Madrid who have all been linked with other Premier League clubs this transfer window.
One player who has attracted some interest from big Premier League clubs including Liverpool recently is Benfica’s Serbian winger Lazar Markovic.
The 20-year-old is famous for his clever dribbling, a trait obviously welcomed at Liverpool with current players Phillipe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez all sharing the same attribute.
Despite Liverpool’s great attacking play last season, the right hand side was a bit of a problem. Markovic would be the ideal solution to their problem with his dribbling and his pace perfect for Liverpool’s attacking play.
Even though he is undoubtedly talent, he could come at around £15-£20 Million which is a bargain for a player of his quality and potential.
He will score goals and get assists in the Premier league and could possibly have the same impact for Liverpool as Eden Hazard has done for Chelsea.
If Liverpool do get Markovic, they can regard themselves major contenders both domestically and continentally next season.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU