3 players Liverpool should be keeping an eye on this weekend

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Liverpool watch - Newly-capped German international, Bayern's Swiss starlet and on-loan Derby County defender all involved.

In our newest feature, we take a look at three players Liverpool should be keeping an eye on this weekend with the summer transfer window fast approaching.

Unlike most player suggestion pieces, we're going to work this on a week-to-week basis, looking at players either in form, or playing in situations which could tilt Liverpool's interest either way.

In our first installment of this feature, we're going to look at three players already known to Brendan Rodgers. Two players who he has reportedly already looked at in the past to bring to Anfield, and another whose already contracted to club, but looking to prove himself for a shot in the first team picture.

Matthias Ginter

The Freiburg defender has already been linked with the club after Rodgers reportedly sent scouts out to watch him.

The newly-capped German international has showed a lot of promise in the Bundesliga this season, despite his club struggling at the wrong end of the table. In his last match against Borussia Dortmund, the 20-year-old provided a defensive masterclass. However, it wasn't enough to get a result as Dortmund went away 1-0 winners.

Freiburg's game on Saturday is without a doubt a six pointer for both clubs. They travel to 13th placed Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday in a game which could change the shape of both sides season. A win for Eintracht could move them well-away from the relegation places, whereas a win for Freiburg could see them move out of the bottom three.

Therefore the pressure will be on the young defender to produce one of his best performances to date.

Xherdan Shaqiri

Despite playing well, and scoring in Bayern Munich's emphatic win over Wolfsburg in the league, it wasn't enough to save him from being dragged off before the hour mark and miss-out on even making the bench against Arsenal in the Champions League.

With the potential of more midfielders coming through the door at Munich in the summer, it is only going to limit his playing time even more and like Toni Kroos, he could head for the exit.

Our third and final suggestion is a player already contracted to Liverpool, however, due to the nature of the game it could prove to be one of the youngster's biggest tests yet.

Andre Wisdom

The defender will have to be on his game when Derby travel to Reading this afternoon, as the host club arguably have the most dangerous wingers in the division.

In a game that could prove to be a promotion six-pointer at the end of the season, it will no doubt be a high pressure match for both clubs. Derby County are winless in their last three matches and will have to win to retain any hope of an automatic promotion spot in May. Whilst a loss for Reading is more than likely going to see them slip out the play-offs.  

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