Liverpool’s 5-3 triumph over Stoke City displayed the capabilities that the side of Brendan Rodgers has but at the same time showed some weaknesses in the defence of the squad as a club located in the middle section of the Premier League standings managed to score 3 goals and if it wasn’t for yet another standout performance from Luiz Suarez, the ending result could have been very different.
While there certainly is a need of adding players to the squad, Iago Aspas is being linked with a move away from Liverpool in this transfer window as he has failed to secure a starting place in the lineup of Rodgers and Valencia are keen on signing him as well as Swansea City.
Porto’s midfielder Fernando joins the list of players that are wanted not only by Manchester United and Everton but Liverpool also as they have thrown their hat into the ring displaying interest in signing the 26 years old player.
Rodgers wants to boost the midfield of Liverpool and another player that could be seeing his way into the Premier League club is Napoli’s Gokhan Inler who is even considered to be the successor of Steven Gerrard but considering the influence that Inler has in the team of Napoli, he might be an option just too far-fetched for Liverpool.
According to Sky Italia, Liverpool are nearing the last few stages of signing Udinese’s Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu who is only 23 years old but has already made over 38 appearances for his country Ghana and would be a very costly option for Rodgers to sign.
With Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique and Aly Cissokho having all suffered from injuries in this season, the defence of Liverpool is another zone that can be upgraded with new arrivals and Fenerbahce’s Caner Erkin is the latest name that was added to the list of Brendan Rodgers.