Liverpool should sign Manchester United transfer target Bastian Schweinsteiger and give him Raheem Sterling's shirt number

The German international would be a perfect replacement for Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool clearly have some rebuilding to do this summer. It is clear that the club invested their Luis Suarez money poorly last summer, with the likes of Dejan Lovren, Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert failing to impress.

Raheem Sterling's impending exit has also cast some shadows over Liverpool's end to the season.

Now they are saying goodbye to their talismanic captain Steven Gerrard. He is off to LA Galaxy and Liverpool are desperate for leaders in their team.

One man who could offer them just that is Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

It was reported that Manchester United were ready to swoop for the Bayern Munich veteran by the Daily Mail. He has been struggling for form at Bayern and it is reported he might be cut loose by the club this summer.

He has played 109 times for Germany and has played in nearly 500 games for the club in a career spanning back to 1998.

He is a similar player to Gerrard and a born leader who would be an impressive addition to the first-team picture.

He would not be overly expensive and his preferred squad number is the number 31, currently worn by Sterling at Liverpool. He could take the shirt off his back and where it with a little more respect.

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