Liverpool are reportedly mulling over a couple of deals, which could leave fans confused.
Liverpool are reportedly working on a couple of deals, which could leave plenty of fans around Anfield simply asking, why?
Two of the latest reports in the press have suggested that striker Fabio Borini could be on his way out of Anfield along with midfielder Suso and there are some obvious candidates who should be sent towards the exit door long before either of those two players.
Borini could be used as bait in a deal that would see winger Adam Johnson move to Anfield and potentially fill a problematic left midfield position for Brendan Rodgers.
That would stop the manager from having to use players out of position down that side of the pitch, whether it’s Daniel Sturridge playing wider or someone like Philippe Coutinho urged to shift left.
Suso has revealed he’s aware of negotiations which could see him become an FC Porto player next season, which would be remarkable considering he did everything asked of him on loan at Almeria in La Liga last season.
He has the classic trademarks of a Brendan Rodgers player; someone who has gone away and worked hard, transforming his game to a point where he deserves a shot in the first team.
It could be argued that there are two obvious players who should be closer to permanent exits from the club.
Luis Alberto is someone Liverpool could include in any deal for Johnson because he’s a direct replacement for the Sunderland winger.
That would allow Liverpool to retain Borini and ease the pressure for Rodgers to go and sign another centre forward.
Arguably, Iago Aspas is the only striker who should be leaving the club this summer.
Aspas is not going to start ahead of Sturridge, Rickie Lambert, Luis Suarez and possibly Borini, but he’s made it clear he’s not interested in any loan deal which means Liverpool would have to find a buyer.
Borini and Suso or Aspas and Alberto, on paper, it doesn’t seem to be a particularly hard choice.