Apparently unsatisfied with boasting the two top goal scorers in the Premier League in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, it appears Liverpool’s summer transfer plans center on further bolstering their already stellar attack.
Liverpool's attack has been particularly strong in recent weeks. In their last three Premier League games, the Reds have scored 12 goals. In nine games this season, Liverpool have scored four or more goals.
Brendan Rodgers's side has been linked to numerous rumors for players all over Europe, and clearly the club will be very busy this summer, especially if Champions League is in the cards.
The most recent rumor could turn into the steal of the summer should the Reds pull it off. According to Daily Mirror, Liverpool looks to buy low on talented but struggling striker Bojan Krkic, who’s currently on loan to Ajax via Spanish giants Barcelona. A reported fee of £5 million has been floated.
Originally a highly sought after prospect while rising through Barcelona’s youth academy, the 23-year-old eventually jumped shipped to Roma following a £35 million deal. However, he struggled in Serie A, totaling seven goals in 33 appearances over the course of two years.
Afterwards, Krkic went on loan to Milan, before returning to Nou Camp only to be loaned off again this time to the Dutch. Krkic’s totaled 16 appearances and scored two goals for Ajax this season.
Bouncing around Europe has deflated Krkic’s value, but there’s no denying his versatility. Krkic is capable of spreading the ball all over the attack and midfield, and the Reds might believe they can coax his talent to the surface with reported plans of a long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard and the possibility of moving on from Joe Allen.
A swing to the cheaper or more cost-effective side of the transfer market has followed speculation that Liverpool would purge Real Madrid for both French national Karim Benzema, and 21-year-old rising star Isco.
However, it seems Isco would garner the biggest offer, with Caught Offside reporting the Reds are planning a record £37 million bid.
Again such uncharacteristically expensive moves hinge on whether Liverpool qualifies for UCL, but such planning could also be enough to keep Suarez’s attention. The Uruguayan has kept quiet for much of this season, following a nasty back-and-forth with the club over his contract and their lack of play in the world’s top tournaments last summer.
An extended Anfield stay should be an excellent move for Isco, who’s garnered little pitch time in Madrid since he switched from Malaga last summer. Isco’s made 19 total appearances and netted seven goals in this year’s campaign.