With Liverpool languishing down in 10th place in the Premier League, it's not entirely surprising that Jurgen Klopp's side have been linked with a whole host of new players recently.
Despite the arrival of the top-class coach, the Reds still appear to be in a period of transition and are by no means the finished article.
But the arrival of the 48-year-old German coach has already changed the dynamic on Merseyside. With Klopp at the helm, Liverpool are seemingly a far more attractive proposition for players looking for their next big move.
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Stars of Borussia Dortmund have been linked to the club, of course, but Liverpool have also been credited with interest in a number of unexpected names ahead of the January transfer window.
Here are three of the most surprising:
With Liverpool struggling for goals, Klopp may well add to his striker options in the January transfer window, but is he really considering Alexandre Pato?
Well, according to Corinthians president Robero de Andrade, as per the Mirror, the Merseyside outfit have 'an agreement in principle' to sign the 26-year-old.
"There is an agreement in principle with Liverpool for the transfer in the coming weeks," Corinthians chief Robero de Andrade told Tutto Mercato Web.
The forward, who is currently out on loan at Sao Paulo, was once recognised as one of the most exciting attacking stars in Brazil, but he's not exactly had a great deal of success in the last couple of years. Stranger things have happened, of course, but the signing of Pato would prove a major risk for Klopp.
Robert Lewandowski. Now we're talking. There's one problem, though: the Poland international is currently scoring goals for fun at Bayern Munich.
The Klopp connection is there, of course, but not even the most optimistic of Liverpool supporters are expecting to see Lewandowski arrive through the Anfield gates.
Why would Bayern sell their talisman? Why would Lewandowski drop out of the Champions League to play for a team sitting in 10th place in England's elite division? It's just not going to happen, so let's move on...
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is yet another surprising name being linked with the Reds, but perhaps Klopp really could persuade the Barcelona goalkeeper to move on in the near future.
Ultimately, the shot-stopper is behind Claudio Bravo at the Camp Nou, so he may well fancy the prospect of playing first-team football on a consistent basis.
It must be noted, however, that Bravo is approaching the latter stages of his career, so Ter Stegen could still become a key man for the Catalans in the coming years.
Liverpool fans: can you see any of these players signing for your club? Have your say below!
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