According to the Daily Mail, in a bid to push a move to Anfield, Southampton defender Dejan Lovren has handed in a formal transfer request at St. Mary’s.

Since arriving in the Premier League from Lyon last summer, the Croatia international has thoroughly impressed. He’s been at the heart of a Saints backline that finished the year with the fifth-best defensive record in the top flight.

The Reds could certainly do with some added quality at centre-back, having ended their campaign with the worst goals conceded column in the Premier League’s top nine.

But as the Mersey outfit welcome Champions League football back to Anfield for the first time since 2010 next season, it’s unlikely the £15million-rated centre-back will be their only major acquisition this summer.

With that in mind, here’s a list of FIVE players who could follow Lovren to Liverpool – some inspired by his arrival, others more coincidental.

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