2) Granit Xhaka (Borussia Monchengladbach)
For all Emre Can‘s excellent current form, and Lucas Leiva’s enduring qualities, defensive midfield is one of the most important areas for Liverpool to strengthen in this summer.
Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland enforcer Granit Xhaka is thought to be very much on Liverpool’s radar, and would prove to be a brilliant buy.
Xhaka is the complete midfielder in many ways, with an ability to dictate play, drive forward, outmuscle opponents and, most importantly for Liverpool, read the defensive side of things expertly.
He is a combination of Can and Lucas, with a little bit more guile and elegance, and he would help transform the Reds’ rather one-dimensional midfield.
The Switzerland international is sure to be on the radar of some of Europe’s top clubs this summer, with a move away from Gladbach making perfect sense, but it would appear that Liverpool are frontrunners for his signature.