Switzerland may not boast the footballing powerhouse status of their many neighbouring nations, but the 96th-largest country on earth has amassed an inspiring collection of young talents – and err… Philip Senderos… – that appear to be developing together at an incredible rate.

La Nati won their opening World Cup fixture against Ecuador, after surprising many by qualifying for the tournament itself, suggesting they could well become one of Brazil 2014’s dark horses.

And as we all know, there’s no place better than the greatest sporting spectacle on earth (no, not Wrestlemania) to showcase your talents.

With that in mind, this article takes a look at the FIVE Switzerland players, all linked with Anfield switches this summer, that Liverpool would love to get their hands on in the coming transfer window.

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