Three potential Liverpool targets to watch over this weekend

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Reds fans should pay attention to Ligue 1 this weekend to watch these three players.

There are only two months of the Premier League season remaining and clubs will be beginning to nail down potential summer transfer targets. Defeat to Arsenal last weekend has left Liverpool with a mountain to climb with just seven games left.

Seven points separates Brendan Rodgers side from Champions League football, so the club should be looking at players that they could realistically sign.

Here are three potential signings from Ligue 1 that Liverpool fans should watch out for this weekend:

Ezequiel Lavezzi: Winger (Paris Saint-Germain)

PSG are apparently willing to sell their Argentine winger for around £10 million this summer and Anfield could be the ideal destination for the former Napoli man.

He still has bags of pace and loves to drive at defences and Blanc may have to rely on him during Saturday’s Coupe de la Ligue final against Bastia with Edinson Cavani “unavailable”.

If Raheem Sterling was to leave the club, Lavezzi would bring experience and a dynamic edge to the Liverpool attack.

Nicolas N'Koulou: Centre-Back (Olympique de Marseille)

It has seemed that Cameroonian centre-back N’Koulou has been close to leaving Marseille for a number of years now, but this summer could be the ideal time for the 25-year-old to move on.

N’Koulou has been out since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations but should make his return for Sunday night’s game against Bordeaux.

After conceding three against PSG, the return of their commanding centre-back could just be the boost they need to keep them in the title race.

Claudio Beauvue: Forward (EA Guingamp)

Reports this week in The Mail have suggested that Liverpool are interested in making a move for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, however, that deal looks unlikely. One move that would make more sense is the signing of 26-year-old Claudio Beauvue.

The forward has been the star of Guingamp’s season, scoring 12 goals as rescued their campaign from relegation, making the latter stages of the Europa League and the Coupe de France in the process.

Guingamp face a tough away test on Sunday, taking on Rennes in a Breton derby, with Beauvue likely to be the hero if they do pick up any points.

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