Thursday, 25 August 2011

Liverpool Transfer Rumours: 6 Players Who Could Join the Reds in January

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(Bleacher Report)Last January, Liverpool put a stamp of intent on their plans for the future. It truly was a case of "out with the old and in with the new."

After three-and-a-half seasons with the Reds, forward Ryan Babel took the opportunity to move on. He made 146 appearances for Liverpool scoring 22 goals. Most of us will never forget his belter against Chelsea in the 2007-08 Champions League semifinal second leg at Stamford Bridge.

However, the time had come for him to move on and his departure signaled the arrival of another Ajax player. This one was of a different class than Babel, as the Dutchman left to join Bundesliga outfit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for £6 million.

Luis Suarez showed up at Melwood with a reputation that preceded him and it only took a debut that saw him score within 16 minutes to endear him to the Kop instantly. Since then he has continued to prove he was worth all of the £22 million the Reds paid for him

But the Reds were not done as Fernando Torres, who at one time was the jewel of Reds fans worldwide, departed for Chelsea in a £50 million deal. The Spaniard's place was filled within the day as Newcastle Untied also parted with their most beloved striker when homegrown Andy Carroll moved from Tyneside to Merseyside for £35 million.

Many people forget that it was a shrewd bit of business in the January window last time for the Reds with them technically only spending an additional £1 million other than what they recouped from the sales of two players that have yet to show they were worth the fee to either of their new teams.

Now that the August window is nearly over, the Reds are looking to continue their business by moving out much of the old as they have already brought in over half a dozen new faces.

This coming January could see more shrewd second-half business as the club will hope to balance out some of their transfer dollars, but no doubt the Reds will be looking strengthen again.

With that said, here is a list of six potential targets that the Reds could be looking at bringing in come the next open transfer period......CLICK HERE TO START THE SLIDESHOW.

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