How Liverpool can now make a real statement in the transfer market

Arturo Vidal

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could press to sign two top quality players for his squad at Anfield.

In terms of personnel, Liverpool are rocking right now.

Steven Gerrard is leaving and talented attacking star Raheem Sterling has reportedly made it clear that he wants out, as covered by the BBC.

Brendan Rodgers will be fending off the stress and trying to find a way to retain the strength of his team’s midfield and attack for next season, which is looking as though it’s going to be a year of real change.

Rather than being daunted by losing two valuable players, Rodgers has an opportunity to make a real statement in the transfer market if he’s backed by the powers that be around Anfield.

He can push to sign two players the club have been linked with, which would make a real statement to anyone writing the club off based on this season and the latest news regarding Sterling.

The Liverpool Echo has suggested Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal of Juventus is a target for the club and what better way for the Reds to make a statement than signing the player Manchester United failed to get their hands on.

Vidal would be a difficult signing to achieve, but someone who would have an undoubted positive impact on the club’s midfield, patrolling the opponent’s final third and allowing Jordan Henderson to focus on what he does best in a deeper position.

It’s also been made clear this season that Liverpool need a new centre forward with nothing concrete over when Daniel Sturridge will return to the team’s starting line-up.

The Liverpool Echo has also linked Liverpool with a move for Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke, who is in great form with nine goals in his last eight games across all competitions.

Benteke is the sort of high profile, strong and imposing figure who could become an icon in Liverpool’s attack, but it would be another very difficult move for the club to pull off.

Deals for Vidal and Benteke would be very difficult for Rodgers to achieve but they are two deals, which would send a real message to Liverpool’s rivals that they can not only recover from losing two key players, but end up better off long term.

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