After a mesmerizing run to the Champions League final that ended in agony in Kyiv, Liverpool are now desperate to add some quality to their ranks, to try and go a step ahead. They are looking at some exciting stars for a move this summer and were close to landing Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City.
The Swiss international, currently in Russia for the World Cup, failed to keep the Potters in the top flight and now has a release clause close to £15m. Liverpool wanted to complete a deal for him before the start of the World Cup but failed to do so. And reports now suggest that they have cooled off their interest in the former Bayern Munich star. They will now look for alternative and here are three names they could sign:
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace):
The heartbeat of the Eagles for over a year now, Zaha is easily the best player in the squad at Selhurst Park. Having failed to establish himself at Old Trafford, the English international has shown great promise in his time with Palace, putting in a number of match-winning performances, showing his quality time and again. He is wanted by the best clubs in England and could be expensive but he has the potential to be a super signing for the Reds.
Though he has just one impressive season in the English top flight, the Brazilian winger has shown shades of his quality early last season and is definitely a star for the future. Watford are resilient in their attempts to keep him but he his impressive performances are sure to see at least one top clubs make a move for him this summer. He now has experience in England, and can certainly catch up to the quality in the first team at Anfield and is a player Liverpool should definitely look to sign.
Max Meyer (Schalke):
A free agent at the end of this month, the German playmaker is one of the most exciting youngsters on display in Bundesliga at the moment. He is a gifted footballer and his style of play suits the English game pretty well. He has no real experience outside Germany but has the potential to be a superstar in the future. He is still 22 and could jump at a chance to work with Klopp and coming in for free, is definitely a player the Reds should take a look at this summer.