Following Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield, it’s inevitable that Liverpool are going to be linked with an awful lot of players between now and January, when the transfer window re-opens.
But who should the German coach be looking to sign?
Yesterday we took a look at three players Klopp should sell - click HERE to see that list - and now we’ve drawn up a shortlist for the new Liverpool boss featuring three players with the quality to make a big impact at Anfield in the second half of the season and the foreseeable future.
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Scroll a little further down this page to see the three players who could help Liverpool secure a top-four finish come the end of the season - and don’t forget to leave your comments in the box below.
But before you comment asking where Marco Reus or Robert Lewandowski are in the shortlist, remember to keep your suggestions realistic.
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Nolito | Celta Vigo
One of the best-performing players in La Liga this season, Nolito would be a fabulous signing for Liverpool.
He may have recently turned 29, but the Spain international is in the form of his life right now - hence why he has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Real Madrid.
That’s not to say Nolito is a flash in the pan: in his previous two full seasons with Celta, he’s scored 27 goals in all competitions, predominantly from the wide-left position.
Liverpool fans might be wary about buying an attacking player from Celta - Iago Aspas was signed from the Spanish club in 2013 - but the technically-gifted Nolito is on a completely different level to his teammate.
Mario Suarez | Fiorentina
Okay, so he might not be as talented as his namesake Luis, but Mario Suarez would be a shrewd signing for the Reds nevertheless.
The holding midfielder is having a rough time of it at Fiorentina following his summer move from Atletico Madrid, but there’s no question the 28-year-old is a top defensive midfielder.
At one point, not too long ago, Suarez appeared to be on course to become one of the best players in Europe in his position, but injuries eventually cost him his place in Diego Simeone’s starting line-up.
A combative player with impressive technical qualities, Suarez would be a huge upgrade on Joe Allen.
Neven Subotic | Borussia Dortmund
Liverpool have one top-class centre-back in the form of Mamadou Sakho, but doubts persist over Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren. Not to mention Kolo Toure.
In order to seriously challenge for major honours, the Reds require two first-class centre-backs. Step forward, Neven Subotic.
The 26-year-old Serbia international isn’t as celebrated as his defensive partner Mats Hummels, but he’s an excellent central defender in his own right.
Jurgen Klopp worked with Subotic at Mainz 05 before bringing him to Borussia Dortmund in 2008, and it will benefit Liverpool if the two men are reunited at Anfield in the New Year.
Liverpool fans: which players do you think Jurgen Klopp should sign in January? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!