A lot of attention has been taken away from Liverpool this summer due to the managerial appointments elsewhere, but we shouldn't forget that this will be Jurgen Klopp's first official summer transfer window at Anfield.
A lot of faces are expected to depart the club, but several are also expected to arrive, with the German already signing a few new players, including Southampton's Sadio Mane.
With the lack of European competition a possible issue, Klopp will need to use all his experience and also his reputation in the game to convince players to join his Liverpool revolution, and here are just three players he should consider targeting throughout the remainder of the window.
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The Cologne left-back is not currently interesting the Reds, if the Liverpool Echo is to be believed, but the German is exactly the type of player Liverpool need.
Alberto Moreno is good going forward, but lacks concentration defensively and is prone to errors. Hector is more like Nathaniel Clyne on the opposite flank, excellent defensively and also capable of attacking competently when necessary.
Adding another left-back would mean greater competition for Moreno, who was largely unchallenged last season. A similar arrangement to how Tottenham Hotspur played last year could be used, with full-backs like Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier swapping occasionally, keeping everyone fresh.
Hector would represent an upgrade on Moreno, and would also be available for less than £20 million, which in the current market, is good value.
Dahoud is a player Liverpool have been linked with all summer, and it is not difficult to see why.
The 20-year-old plays in midfield and is adept at creating from deep, which is something Liverpool lack.
Joe Allen is expected to leave when a suitable offer arrives, whilst Emre Can, Jordan Henderson, and James Milner lack the flair and guile that Dahoud offers. If Allen does leave, another player would need to arrive to plug the gap, and Dahoud can be that man.
Given that Granit Xhaka has just left Dahoud’s club Borussia Monchengladbach, and both play in the same position, they would not want to lose both in one summer. However, if an offer of more than £20 million came in, it would be hard to turn down.
Dahoud is still young and learning, but represents an attainable and realistic player for Liverpool to target, and has also recently turned down the offer of a new contract at his current club.
The most optimistic suggestion as the Wolfsburg man would not come cheap, but is a versatile attacking midfielder, capable of playing wide or centrally.
He showed his class for Germany at Euro 2016, outshining former Liverpool target Mario Gotze, and with Wolfsburg missing out on European competition too, Draxler would not lose that by signing to play for Jurgen Klopp.
Draxler offers quality similar to Mesut Ozil, and would be the kind of young player with potential that Liverpool like. Draxler would probably be ready for a move to a bigger team than Wolfsburg and the chance to work with Jurgen Klopp might be appealing.
Whether Liverpool have an interest in him remains to be seen, but he would be the type of player that supporters crave.
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