Andriy Yarmolenko

Liverpool’s 3-5-2 formation has produced some excellent displays from the Reds this season, but I’m sure Brendan Rodgers would prefer to have a more conventional option at his disposal.

Although playing two up front appears to get the best out of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, a lack of established talent on the flanks has undoubtedly contributed to the Liverpool gaffer’s tendency towards using wing-backs instead.

One potential January remedy that would offer the Merseysiders a more viable ‘Plan B’ is Ukrainian sensation Andriy Yarmolenko, who was reportedly on his way to Anfield in the summer.

The prolific winger has built a glowing reputation for himself at Dynamo Kiev, racking up 67 goals in 193 appearances since his debut in 2007, including 12 in 20 so far this season.

The 24 year-old has also adopted a talismanic role for his country, with many arguing Yarmolenko has taken over goalscoring duties from Ukrainian legend Andriy Shevchenko.

A wideman capable of scoring goals and providing them, Yarmolenko offers the Reds a new dimension in attack from the flanks.

According to the tabloids, Liverpool are hot on his heels but will have to part with at least £20million to land the Kiev star in January.

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