Four Moves Liverpool FC Should Make on Transfer Deadline Day

Juan Jesus would sure-up Liverpool's back end.Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Juan Jesus would sure-up Liverpool's back end.Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports /

The Summer Window for most of Europe is now firmly shut with only England left to do business. Speculation is already swirling about tomorrow’s transfer deadline day. With Markovic on his way to Fenerbache on a season-long loan and Fabio Borini’s sale to Sunderland complete, it’s time to dive into the “what if”‘s and whether or not Liverpool can complete some key moves in the coming hours.

A Speedy Winger

More from The Top Flight

Yes they have Jordan Ibe and of course Firmino and Philippe Coutinho playing attacking roles, however it should have been a priority to keep an extra winger with pace on the bench. Nathaniel Clyne should not be expected to cover this much ground for 90 minutes.

Veteran Option: Matt Jarvis, West Ham — Effective with both feet, Matt Jarvis is a quick and versatile player.

Younger Option: Junior Hoilett, QPR — Wouldn’t get as much playing time, but he has high-end speed for a low price and his talent is currently going to waste.

Young Keeper

Danny Ward will return in 2016, but in the mean time it would be nice to know there is the option should the season go south. Simon Mignolet didn’t exactly ease the minds of fans last season and don’t expect Adam Bogdan to be his sharpest with minimal action. Not an integral move, but still needed.

Options: Jeroen Zoet, PSV — He is young, he is good. Could easily replace Bogdan and likely Mignolet permanently if he were to struggle.

Stefanos Kapino, Olympiakos — Youthful, Greek and handsome. But really, he’s only 21 and much farther along than Danny Ward. Also a monster standing at 6’5.

Reliable Center-Backs

Mamadou Sakho is shaky, Kolo Toure is tired and who knows when Tiago Ilori will break through.

Veteran Option: John Heitinga, Ajax — Hold onto your hats kids, it might be time to bring Johnny Heitinga back to the Premier League. He’s basically an alternate Martin Skrtel, but he knows how to play in the league and he is cheap.

Younger Option: Juan Jesus, Inter Milan — Big, strong, has the pace that Martin Skrtel lacks in late games where he is seen looking like an exhausted maniac, diving/sliding to break up lead passes.

A Different Type of Striker

More from Liverpool FC

With fabulous Fabio a thing of the past, the right mentality seems apparent with the Danny Ings signing. Obviously, the “big, strong striker” mentality of last season didn’t go as planned with Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli down the stretch.

Christian Benteke could be the next EPL star, but only time will tell. A Striker with the size, speed and talent of Luis Suarez could be what the club should go back to, except for the whole biting and racism part.

Options: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dortmund — At 6’2, P-E-A has blazing speed and has the potential to become a big name in the Premier League. If Liverpool was willing to take a chance on Super Mario, why not on him?

Michu, Napoli (on loan from Swansea) — His scoring percentage with Swansea is almost every other game (28 goals in 67 games or 42%) and has 11 assists, so this writer is unsure why he isn’t given more credit in the BPL. His left-footed curlers are usually quite nice to witness and again, the risk v. reward for the Spaniard is much less than Luis Bite-ez and Mario ‘the haircut’ Balotelli.

“What about MY feelings?!”
“What about MY feelings?!” /

Am I spot on or off my rocker? Let me know in the comments or send me some mean tweets.

Next: Top Five Premier League Transfer Stories

More from The Top Flight