Three players Liverpool should target this summer

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It's safe to say it's been a rather disappointing season for Liverpool.

The Merseyside club finished eighth in the Premier League, behind the likes of Southampton and West Ham United, as Jurgen Klopp tried to fix the damage made by Brendan Rodgers earlier on in the season.

To make matters worse, Liverpool lost out to Sevilla in the Europa League final, blowing their best chance of getting their hands on some silverware, and booking a place in next season's Champions League in the process.


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The Europa League wasn't their only taste of defeat in a final, as they also fell short in the Capital One Cup, losing to Manchester City on penalties.

Jurgen Klopp is expected to carry out a big overhaul of the squad this transfer window, and it's already underway with the likes of Marko Grujic, Loris Karius and Joel Matip all arriving at Anfield this summer.

According to reports, Sadio Mane could be the fourth player to arrive at Anfield, with the club agreeing a fee with Southampton, believed to be in the region of £34 million.

Here we take a look at three other players Liverpool should target this summer.

Ryan Bertrand

A visible area of weakness in the Liverpool team is the left-back spot.

A lot was expected from Alberto Moreno when he signed for the club in the summer of 2014, with Liverpool reported to have beaten the likes of Manchester United to his signature.

Two seasons on and it's safe to say the Spaniard has failed to live up to expectations.

The young left-back seems to be too eager going forward, forgetting his defensive responsibilities. A fact deeply exposed by Sevilla in the Europa League final.

The Reds would perhaps be best suited to sign a reliable left-back, and Ryan Bertrand is the man for the job. A former Champions League winner with Chelsea, Bertrand has developed greatly in recent seasons at Southampton.

Bertrand was instrumental in the Southampton back line that conceded just 41 goals all season - the same number as Manchester City. To add to that, Bertrand also played a direct hand in five of side's league goals - highlighting his ability going forward.

Mauro Icardi

One of the major criticisms of Brendan Rodgers during his time at Liverpool was his failure to replace Luis Suarez.

Liverpool reportedly forked out £48 million for the likes of Mario Balotelli and Christian Benteke, with both players failing to make the mark.

Klopp would be eager to rectify the situation, and Mauro Icardi could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.

The Argentine forward has been tipped for greatness by fans and pundits alike - scoring 16 times in 33 league appearances for Inter Milan last season.

At 23, Icardi can only get better and he could be the one to score the goals to bring Champions League football back to Anfield.

Raphael Varane

The man hailed by Jose Mourinho as the 'best young defender in the world.'

The fact that Raphael Varane seems to have been around for ages is a testament to his abilities.

The Frenchman is still only 22-years-old, and already has 28 caps for his national side. He was instrumental in France's run to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Varane is a towering presence at 6ft 3", and would slot in effortlessly in the English league.

With the release of Kolo Toure and the expected departure of Martin Skrtel, Liverpool need a new centre back and Varane would be the ideal solution.

Who should Liverpool try and sign this transfer window? Let us know YOUR thoughts in the comment section below!

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