Franco Di Santo

Wigan's Franco Di Santo

The former Chelsea youngster was heavily linked with Liverpool in the January transfer window. But it’s hard to really justify why. At 24-years-old, Di Santo has still got plenty of time to learn the game more and be moulded into a better player. But the Wigan striker may not even be playing in the Premier League next season, meaning it would be a big jump to go from Championship club to a team battling for the top 4.

Di Santo hasn’t been very effective this season either, scoring just 5 goals in 30 games this season. Not a very good return, especially compared to his teammate Kone, who has a total of 12 goals in as many games. Chelsea didn’t want the striker, clearly because they didn’t believe he was good enough for their Champions League expectations, so why should Liverpool go against that? Especially when the stats don’t argue much for his case.