Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hinted last month that his side weren’t going to make many deals in January, yet that hasn’t stopped the rumours spreading from one player to another.
The Merseyside outfit need an injection of quality, and on the face of it there isn’t a single position in the team which you could argue doesn’t need improving if they realistically want to reach the top.
The Klopp pull could certainly help them in the transfer market, and some of the names they have been linked with – whether realistic or not – make up a stunning first-team eleven.
As seen in the graphic above, here is a potential best eleven of all the players Liverpool have been linked with over the past three months – with nine currently playing in the Bundesliga.
A goalkeeper is without doubt an area for concern, and current Barcelona number two Marc-Andre ter Stegen would make a fine addition. The German shot-stopper has been linked via the Metro.
At the back Neven Subotic and Lukasz Piszczek are well known to Klopp as the duo currently play for Borussia Dortmund, while Sky Sports has linked Schalke’s Joel Matip with the Reds.
Ben Chilwell, linked by the Telegraph, is arguably the only one who would make the Liverpool team now but he is widely regarded as a huge prospect and a potential England international first-teamer.
Ilkay Gundogan is another man Klopp will be familiar with, and the holding midfielder’s future is at Dortmund seems very much in limbo with the Telegraph saying Liverpool are in pole position to sign him.
Leroy Sane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are linked in the Daily Star, yet a transfer for either would set the club back by quite a bit and both could perhaps attract better propositions at present.