Serge Aurier

Serge Aurier

Entering into the summer window, souring a new right-back could emerge as a leading priority for Brendan Rodgers, with Glen Johnson recently turning down the opportunity to extend his Anfield contract.

Therefore, I suggest Liverpool focus their attentions on Toulouse defender Serge Aurier.

The talented 21 year-old can operate anywhere across the backline or in midfield, with his time this season divided between wing-back and centre-half.

In the process, Aurier has found three goals and four assists in 22 Ligue 1 appearances, also averaging 2.9 tackles, 2.4 interceptions, 3.4 clearances, 1.2 dribbles and 1.4 shots per match.

The Toulouse starlet, who moved to Stade Municipal from Lens in January 2012, is now a regular member of the Ivory Coast national team, with seven outings since his international debut last summer, and is expected to be selected for the 2014 World Cup.

Aurier, who measures in at just 5 foot 9, has been linked to Everton and Arsenal in the past, as well as fellow Ligue 1 side Marseille.

But no one has taken the punt on this talented youngster just yet, and Liverpool could get in there first. It’s believed he’s valued at around £8million.