£29m signing followed by big money move for defender for Liverpool? Seven possible targets assessed

first_img 7 7 1. Ashley Williams (Swansea) – click right to see more defensive options for Liverpool – Liverpool are weighing up a fresh move for Ashley Williams, according to the Daily Mirror. The Swansea defender agreed a three-year contract extension last summer, but his impressive form in the previous campaign has alerted Brendan Rodgers to his services. The Reds boss failed in a bid for the Wales centre-back in 2013. 3. Toby Alderweireld (Atletico Madrid) – click right to see more defensive options for Liverpool – Atletico Madrid star Toby Alderweireld spent last season on loan at Southampton, and developed a taste for the Premier League. Chelsea have been linked with a swap deal for the Belgium star, with Felipe Luis returning to his former side. Liverpool have also expressed an interest and they could make a move for the 26-year-old this summer. 7 Liverpool have set about completing their transfer business early this summer, after a disappointing showing last season.In have come James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings and Joe Gomez, as Brendan Rodgers looks to get the Reds back into a top four spot next campaign.While the forwards have been improved, the club’s leaky defence still needs some serious work and the Merseysiders are expected to further splash the cash in the window.Right-back and centre-back are the areas which need most work, and talkSPORT have put together a list of the best targets for Rodgers to turn to.Click right above and leave your comments below… 4. Ben Gibson (Middlesrough) – click right to see more defensive options for Liverpool – England under-21 defender Ben Gibson could be the long-term solution to Brendan Rodgers’ defensive problems. The Middlesbrough centre-back has agreed a long-term deal, due to expire in 2019, with Boro but could be tempted by a £10million offer from the Anfield side. 2. Joel Matip (Schalke) – click right to see more defensive options for Liverpool – Newcastle United may be leading the race for Schalke defender Joel Matip, but don’t write off Liverpool’s interest just yet. The Reds were linked with the Cameroon international last January but failed to get a deal over the line. Could Brendan Rodgers return with an offer? 7 7 5. Rod Fanni (Marseille) – click right to see more defensive options for Liverpool – One player who would fit in Liverpool’s current model is Rod Fanni, whose contract expires at Olympic Marseille in the coming weeks. The 33-year-old right-back would be available on a free transfer and could help fill the gap left by departing Glen Johnson. The French international has also been linked by Crystal Palace. 6. Jacopo Sala (Hellas Verona) – click right to see more defensive options for Liverpool – A younger, and more expensive, option for the right-back position could be Jacopo Sala. The Hellas Verona wing-back would be a more attacking choice and his fee, while obviously more than Fanni, would not be prohibitive. The 23-year-old former Chelsea starlet’s contract expires at the end of next season and the Serie A side would be reticent to let the ex-Italy Under-21 star leave for free. 7 7 7. Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle) – Newcastle’s season was disastrous, apart from John Carver’s quotes about being the best manager in the Premier League. Another shining light in the black-and-white hole was the form of Daryl Janmaat, which has led to interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Southampton.last_img read more