Liverpool to beat Man United to long-term target? Five transfers to boost LFC’s midfield

first_img 5 2. Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen) – Click right to see which signing Liverpool could beat Man United to… – If Christoph Kramer does return to Leverkusen then Bender could find his playing time curtailed in North Rhine-Westphalia. Happy to get stuck in and do the dirty work, Bender would be a good foil for the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson. 3. Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach – on loan from Bayer Leverkusen) – Continue through the gallery to see the other German star possibly available… – The World Cup winner has helped his side into third place, two points above parent club Leverkusen, in the Bundesliga this campaign. A consistent perform he’s likely to return to the BayArena in the summer but Liverpool could be a tempting proposition for him. 5. Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla) – Click right to see which much-coveted midfielder will be wanted by Liverpool… – Poland international Krychowiak is enjoying an excellent debut season in La Liga as he helps his new side battle near the top of the table. An ex-Arsenal target, he has earned the nickname ‘the plumber’ thanks to his willingness to get dirty and work for the team. Current boss Unai Emery and former coach Hubert Fournier have lauded his attitude too. 5 Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is already targeting key transfer targets for the summer as their top four hopes slide away.The Reds, who will lose Steven Gerrard in the summer, have looked a little toothless in midfield in recent weeks and it’s here where the Northern Irishman appears to be making plans.Monaco’s Geoffrey Kondogbia is currently the man interesting the Reds following some excellent displays in Ligue 1 and the Champions League, where he scored in their 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates.His all-round ability has seen him become a French international and at the age of 22 he has the potential to progress at Anfield.Liverpool could see their bid to snare the player scuppered though as he has previously been watched by several top European clubs.So who else should they be targeting to add some much needed backbone to their team, talkSPORT takes a look… 5 4. Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) – Scroll on to find out which World Cup winner could be on Rodgers’ radar – One of the Premier League’s most coveted players, Schneiderlin could leave St Mary’s in the summer after he missed out on a move last summer. Liverpool will have to battle Arsenal and Tottenham for his services. 5 5 1.William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon) – Long admired by Manchester United, the Portugal international has admitted it is his dream to play in the Premier League. Meanwhile, current team-mate Nani believes he is ready to make the switch to England and stealing him away from the Red Devils would be a coup for Brendan Rodgers.last_img read more