The top five players linked with signing for Liverpool this week: Marchisio, Markovic and more

Juventus, FC Porto, Benfica, West Ham and MK Dons stars all feature.

Liverpool are in a great position where they should be able to offer potential summer signings the prospect of Champions League football.

Brendan Rodgers’ men look a sure fire bet to at least finish in the top four at the end of the season after a remarkable campaign which has seen them contend for the Premier League title throughout.

We’ve taken a look at the rumour mill and judged the five best players to have been linked with signing for the club this week.

1) Claudio Marchisio (Juventus)

The 28-year-old Italian midfielder has been suggested as a possible midfield reinforcement for Liverpool this summer. However, while revealing he’s aware of apparent interest from Liverpool, he has also confirmed that no side has made any form of official approach for his services.

2) Juan Iturbe (FC Porto)

Iturbe has been linked with Liverpool over the past few weeks and the Metro has suggested that Brendan Rodgers has made contact with Porto over a move. The Metro reveals; “Liverpool made contact with Porto on Tuesday to discuss a possible fee for the player.”

3) Lazar Markovic (Benfica)

Liverpool have been linked with a move to sign Lazar Markovic from Benfica ahead of Chelsea. The Daily Mail reported that Liverpool had sent scouts to watch the 20-year-old play in the recent Serbia friendly against the Republic of Ireland. He only joined Benfica on a five-year deal last summer.

4) Ravel Morrison (West Ham United)

The Hammers 21-year-old hit the headlines earlier in the season with a superb performance as the Hammers won away at Tottenham Hotspur. He now finds himself on loan at QPR in the Championship with Brendan Rodgers reportedly keen on investing and developing him as a player.

5) Dele Alli (MK Dons)

The 17-year-old bagged his first professional hat-trick earlier this week and Liverpool have been tipped to swoop for him this summer. He’s been described as the ‘next Steven Gerrard’ so who better to come in and replace their captain over the next decade?

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