Midfield magician tops Liverpool list of big summer signings

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In the wake of an exceptionally busy transfer window whereby Liverpool owners spent more than £50million on strikers Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez, the Reds have jumped to the head of the queue in the summer pursuit of Werder Bremen star Marko Marin.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has told Kop fans to expect plenty more big-name signings and that he already has a shortlist of summer transfer targets with Marin thought to be one of them.

Speaking to talkSPORT earlier in the week, Dalglish insisted the spending will not stop as Liverpool’s new owners - Fenway Sports Group are committed to restoring the Anfield club to its former glories.

“The owners have been fantastically supportive during this window, which was busy but I think very beneficial to Liverpool football club," said the Scot.


"In fact they may be slightly disappointed they didn't get someone else. Anyone who had any doubts about hunger or anybody taking this club forward, they're gone now.

"In the summer we'll be looking forward to trying to enhance what we've got."

Marin, a 21-year-old winger dubbed the ‘German Messi’ has been coveted by a number of clubs in recent months including Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is known to be a long-term admirer but a move to the Emirates looks increasingly unlikely as the player could command a large transfer fee – something that Arsenal chiefs have always been cautious of, over inflated prices.

Tottenham fans have been aware of Marin’s attributes for a while after he tormented them during the second half of their Champions League debut, bagging Bremen’s second goal to draw his side level with Spurs.

And with an abundance of attacking midfield talent already at his disposal at White Hart Lane, manager Harry Redknapp would find it difficult to justify the transfer fee needed to win a likely bidding war come the summer.

That could pave the way for Liverpool and Dalglish to swoop for their next headline signing as they continue to rebuild with a view to shifting the power back to Anfield in their long-awaited pursuit of domestic and European glory once more.

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