Andriy Yarmolenko and Timo Horn would be very sensible business by Liverpool

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Since Jurgen Klopp's arrival at Anfield, Liverpool as a club have improved in some respects. While their current Premier League position does not mirror a hugely positive improvement, the club have fought valiantly in cup competitions and could find themselves in the final of the Europa League.

The German manager has brought the best out of some players, most notably Dejan Lovren, Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi and Adam Lallana. This summer the former Borussia Dortmund manager will have the opportunity to recruit players to begin building his own team.

Certain areas of this Liverpool side need addressing and there are two players who have featured heavily in the rumour mills already that could give Klopp a very welcome helping hand.


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Andriy Yarmolenko - Dynamo Kiev

Ukrainian superstar Yarmolenko is a player regularly linked with Premier League clubs during transfer windows. However, The Mirror report that the Dynamo Kiev man has openly rejected moves to both Everton and Stoke City in favour of a bigger club.

Liverpool are certainly a club who would match the stature craved by one of European football's most sought-after stars and Klopp would be wise to invest in the 26-year-old forward.

Standing at over six feet tall, the Ukrainian is a fairly unorthodox forward but one that possesses a huge array of offensive weapons that could prove valuable to Liverpool.

He is a player blessed with athletic characteristics, his pace and power prove troubling for any defence with a keen eye for goal from all ranges - he has mustered 13 strikes in 23 games so far in the Ukrainian League this season.

What he would bring to this Liverpool side is natural width, someone who will torture opposing full-backs, provide service for the strikers from out wide and also make himself into a hugely viable goal threat.

The likes of Firmino, Lallana and Philippe Coutinho have all proved their attacking nous this season but often their tendencies to drift inside have left this Liverpool side looking very narrow and congested in the middle of the park.

Yarmolenko would be the perfect remedy to this issue, a player who will stretch teams and isolate full-backs giving the players who prefer the central positions more time and space with which to conduct their business.

Liverpool are crying out for a player like this to add this extra dimension going forward and it is something which Klopp can certainly get the best out of - just look at Marco Reus during his time at Dortmund.

Timo Horn - FC Cologne

The goalkeeping position in this Liverpool side really is something of a grey area. Simon Mignolet's inconsistent form has almost become a burden and it is clear the club can no longer rely on him to regularly maintain the ambitions of the team.

A hefty volume of mistakes this season has condemned the Belgian to yet more criticism and a suitable replacement seems the only logical solution to what is quite a serious defensive issue.

The Mirror report that Klopp is already taking steps to address this issue and the man earmarked as Mignolet's potential replacement could be a very shrewd investment indeed.

FC Cologne's Horn has been in exemplary form once again in the Bundesliga, with the 22-year-old forging a reputation as one of the finest young shot-stoppers in world football.

The young German has played every minute of 2015/16 for his club, helping his side maintain their status in the top-flight while keeping seven clean sheets along the way.

Horn is the perfect modern day goalkeeper, someone who instils confidence in the defenders in front of him and displays an air of maturity for someone so young, much like Jack Butland has done at Stoke City this season.

The Cologne man would likely not break the bank for Liverpool and he would be a prospect with which Klopp could mould to compliment the way the club operates.

While it can be said that signing a goalkeeper of extensive experience can also prove beneficial, Petr Cech at Arsenal is a perfect example of this, a youthful signing would also be a wise move from Liverpool, helping them gain a player with whom they can rely on for many years to come.

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