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Liverpool urged to sign Southampton & Newcastle pair

Liverpool must move for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin or Newcastle star Moussa Sissoko to replace Steven Gerrard at the end of the season, according to club hero Danny Murphy.

The Reds’ iconic skipper is due to join MLS side LA Galaxy at the end of the season when his contract at Anfield expires, which is sure to leave massive hole in Brendan Rodgers’ midfielder, regardless of the criticism the 34-year-old has been subject to of late.

The Northern Irishman has already talked up the need to sign established stars to replace Gerrard when the time comes, while there have been whispers that summer signing Emre Can is being tipped to fill the veteran’s boots long-term.

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There have been many targets mentioned, but Murphy believes that his old club could do much worse than to move for Schneiderlin AND Sissoko:

“Moussa Sissoko and Morgan Schneiderlin are the two players Liverpool should go for,” he told talkSPORT.

“Sissoko is a box-to-box midfielder, who has looked absolutely terrific since going centrally. He’s only 25 and a France international. His wages aren’t going to be an issue.

“He’s going to be a brilliant signing for somebody. Sissoko’s been linked with a number of clubs in this window, so it looks like he might be on the move.”

“Morgan can play with Sissokho, and along with Henderson, because it looks like Lucas is on his last legs.

“He’s also only 25 years old. Yes, he’s signed a new contract but you could get him out of Southampton because he’s an ambitious boy. He’s got Premier League experience and wouldn’t need time to adjust. He’s a really good player.

“Those two players will set you back around £40-50million. Liverpool would be better signing two players, rather than one. They’re already missing numbers in midfield. With Emre Can and Henderson, that gives you four there in midfield.”

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