World Cup 2014: Five Group H transfer targets for Liverpool - Atletico defender features

Toby Alderweireld

The World Cup is not only football's biggest tournament, but it also serves as a shop window for players to impress onlooking clubs.

Liverpool's title challenge ultimately fell short as Manchester City stole in to take the crown in the final week of the season. Regardless of that late disappointment, Champions League football is finally returning to Anfield, and manager Brendan Rodgers will need to strengthen his squad if Liverpool are to compete domestically and in Europe.

There is bound to be a large transfer kitty at Rodgers' disposal this summer, and with the World Cup on the horizon, there will be a number of players catching his eye. Here are five players who will be playing in Group H that could be on Rodgers' radar this summer...

Sofiane Feghouli, Algeria

Liverpool boss Rodgers has been searching for a winger for some time having missed out on the likes of Willian, Mohamed Salah and Yevhen Konoplyanka. He has also been consistently linked with a swoop for Valencia's Feghouli, who enjoyed a superb season in La Liga. Feghouli is now expected to star at the World Cup, and he could put himself back on Liverpool's radar with good displays.

Toby Alderweireld, Belgium

Daniel Agger may look to leave Anfield this summer, but either way, Rodgers needs to bring in another centre back this summer and having had a keen interest in Alderweireld last summer, he may rekindle that interest. The former Ajax man has been on the fringes of the Atletico Madrid side this season and may look to leave - which will no doubt interest Rodgers having missed out on him a year ago.

Divock Origi, Belgium

Despite the signing of Rickie Lambert, Rodgers may still look to add even more firepower - particularly if the likes of Iago Aspas and Fabio Borini leave the club. With experienced strikers already at the club, an up and coming youngster may fit the bill - which is why they were linked with a move for Lille's Origi. The Belgian striker will play as a backup to Romelu Lukaku this summer, but could impress as an impact substitute.

Alan Dzagoev, Russia

Having missed out on those aforementioned midfield targets, Rodgers may have to cast his net even wider. The Reds were linked with a move for Dzagoev after the CSKA Moscow man impressed at Euro 2012, and in Roman Shirokov's absence for Russia, he could star again. Still only 23, Dzagoev is a skilful midfielder with an eye for goal - perfect foil for Philippe Coutinho at Anfield.

Heung-Min Son, South Korea

Or they could rekindle their interest in another former target in Bayer Leverkusen's Son. The 21-year-old impressed with Hamburg last season, leading to a move to their Bundesliga rivals, and he has continued to perform at a high level in Germany. Likely to be South Korea's best hope of getting out of Group H, Son will look to star on the world's biggest stage - with Rodgers no doubt watching.

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