According to The Express, Liverpool are planning a shock move for Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia. The Ecuador international has struggled for form over the past few seasons and it’s believed he could be scrapped by incoming manager Louis van Gaal as part of a huge shake-up at Old Trafford.

Brendan Rodgers is reportedly a keen admirer of the 28 year-old, all the more so for his ability to play at right-back and right midfield, having made the call for ‘multi-purpose’ signings on Merseyside earlier this summer.

The two clubs haven’t directly dealt in the transfer market for 50 years, with Phil Chisnall the last player to move between the ferocious rivals. But valued at just £8million, Valencia could be worth crossing that boundary for.

However, with Liverpool welcoming Champions League football back to Anfield or the first time since 2010 next season, it’s unlikely the United winger will be Brendan Rodgers’ final purchase of the summer.

With that in mind, here’s a list of SIX transfer targets who could follow the Ecuadorian’s lead, some inspired by his arrival, others more coincidental.


Antonio Valencia (Ecuador):

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