Top five players linked with signing for Liverpool this week

Xabi Alonso

Real Madrid, FC Porto, Dinamo Moscow, Newcastle United and Olympiakos stars all feature.

Liverpool have been one of the best sides in the Premier League to watch this season.

Brendan Rodgers has guided the side to a position near the top of the table and the side has been producing some superb performances such as the 5-0 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Rodgers seems determined to keep Liverpool near the top of the table, which means reinforcements in the transfer window and the Reds have been linked with plenty of top players this week. Here are five of the best.

1) Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)

All the while Xabi Alonso doesn’t sign a new deal with Real Madrid, he is going to be linked with his former club.

Despite the fact Liverpool aren’t short of central midfield players, the Spaniard is a world class player and someone Brendan Rodgers would be naïve to not try and re-sign for the club if he’s available.

However, Spanish journalist and football expert Guillem Balague says there is no agreement between Alonso and Liverpool.

2) Fernando (FC Porto)

Fernando could be a very good signing for Liverpool because his role as a holding player would release the likes of Lucas to go and play a higher central position.

A move for the Brazilian could be appealing because there won’t be a fee involved if he doesn’t extend his current contract with the Portuguese club.

While Fernando is believed to favour a move to Serie A, Liverpool could tempt him with the promise of regular football in the Premier League and Champions League next season.

3) Balazs Dzsudzsak (Dinamo Moscow)

The Hungarian winger could be one of the more realistic potential signings Liverpool have been linked with this week.

Liverpool do have a clear need for extra wingers in their first team squad, which would create beneficial knock on effects such as freeing Victor Moses to go and play up front.

Liverpool have been linked with Dzsudzsak in the past but Dinamo Moscow have confirmed they are yet to receive a formal offer from the club.

4) Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United)

A potential Liverpool move for Cabaye is interesting because central midfield is not where Liverpool are at their weakest.

Liverpool have several options through the middle of the current team, which cast doubt over the need for another central midfielder; Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen were both outstanding against Tottenham last weekend.

Some sources are suggesting a fee as high as £20 million for the experienced Newcastle United man.

5) Konstantinos Mitroglou (Olympiakos)

Mitroglou has been linked with Liverpool for a number of weeks and months as possible attacking support next month.

However, Liverpool have been dealt a blow with the news that the Greek international striker has extended his current contract at Olympiakos which makes him unlikely to move this winter or next summer.

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