Forget Pastore – Five better options for Liverpool

With Liverpool just 90 minutes against Sevilla away from a potential Champions League berth, it’s been noticed by both the Reds faithful, and football supporters as a whole, that Jurgen Klopp has some job to do this summer if he wants his squad to be competing with the best in the Premier League.

A player they’ve been hotly linked with in recent weeks has been PSG’s Javier Pastore, who has been one of the Parisians’ big names for some time. But with the Argentine international expected to cost an arm and a leg, there could be some other players that could help Klopp turn his side into potential Premier League winners.

So who could be the players to help turn Liverpool into Premier League giants once again?

Here are FIVE options…

Kevin Volland

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Volland is a man that has flown under the radar in the national press this season, but his performances for Hoffenheim haven’t gone unnoticed in his native homeland.

Operating from the wing, the Germany international has been in fine form, scoring eight goals this season despite suffering from a couple of niggling injuries. He’d be a cheaper option than some others mentioned in this list, and at 23-years-old he’s got his best years ahead.

Andriy Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine)

Yarmolenko’s name will be no mystery to Reds fans, as he has been linked with Anfield for a few seasons now.

Whilst he’s remained in his native Ukraine, the pacey winger has continued to impress, this year scoring 18 goals from the wing. Kiev sit top of the league by four points, so could this be his final season in his homeland?

Riyad Mahrez


Whilst this option is a little more predictable than the rest, it’s easy to see why Mahrez could be linked with a move to Anfield.

He’s been arguably the most important member of a Leicester’s title-winning side that wouldn’t have achieved the success they have without him. Leicester will be keen to hold on to their Algerian wing wizard, but could a move to Liverpool be tempting?

Anwar El Ghazi

Anwar El Ghazi

The Ajax winger has only just broken onto the scene in the Netherlands, with this only being his second senior season.

But during this campaign, the Dutch winger has scored 11 goals in 36 appearances. He’s being closely monitored by a number of Europe’s top sides and it’s clear to see why – he’s one for the future and a move to Jurgen Klopp’s side could be extremely beneficial for both parties.


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This Real Madrid winger has fully made his mark on the first team this campaign, breaking into Zinedine Zidane’s side and staying there.

Six goals in 36 appearances have showed why he deserves his place in one of Europe’s best sides and he is thought to be one of the most promising young players in Europe. A move to Liverpool would be fantastic for the club and their supporters, with the 23-year-old still having many years ahead of him in his career.