Liverpool have started pre-season well this summer and manager Jurgen Klopp is busy building his squad for the upcoming season.
It is the first time the German manager has had the chance to craft a squad to his liking since taking the reigns at Anfield and he hasn’t hesitated in bringing in new faces.
We’ve already seen Sadio Mane, Loris Karius, Ragnar Klavan, and Joel Matip come in but we expect there to be more additions before the summer is up.
And one thing we can’t rule out at this stage is whether Jurgen is planning to raid Merseyside neighbours Everton, who endured an extremely turbulent season last time out.
Now playing under Ronald Koeman, the Toffees will expect big improvements from an side that widely underachieved last season- but could Liverpool move for some of these players that have undoubted quality, even when they’re not in fantastic form?
Sometimes, it’s not well-liked by supporters but if a player is doing a good job for your side, there is little you can do but get behind him as the season goes on.
So with that in mind, here’s THREE names Liverpool could cherry pick from Everton this summer…
A rather straight-forward one this in all honesty. If Liverpool are looking for a sure-fire replacement for exiled Christian Benteke and Mario Balotelli, then there are few better than Romelu Lukaku.
Even with his Everton team-mates misfiring last season, the Belgian international still weighed in with 25 goals- his biggest career haul yet.
But his future is riddled with uncertainty- he actively exclaimed he was looking for a move away from Goodison Park when Roberto Martinez was at the helm, but could Koeman persuade him to stay?
If not, then expect some top sides to start prowling- and one could be Liverpool. Their supporters are looking for a big-name signing to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Lukaku seriously fits the bill.
A name not all will be familiar with, but Everton youngster Tom Davies is one of the hottest young midfielders in England, and he would be a real coup if Liverpool could tempt him away from Goodison.
Whilst he’s only appeared once for the Everton first-team, Davies has excelled in the clubs’ youth teams, where he was promoted to the U21s last season.
Good performances will no doubt have caught the eye, and the 18-year-old has already been included in the senior pre-season training squad.
One for the future.
Stones endured a pretty tough end to last season as some Evertonians began to question his true quality in the heart of the defence.
Some jittery performances did little to settle the nerves of some supporters, and the England international quickly lost his place in the side, despite being linked with a move to Barcelona.
However, with age comes maturity and it is essential to remember that Stones is only 22-years-old, and has his whole career ahead of him.
Whilst a move to Liverpool may be seen as unlikely, some feel Jurgen Klopp needs to make a real statement in the transfer market at some point this summer.
The fans want to see healthy competition with the leagues’ other strong sides, and a move for Stones would no-doubt appease some nerves held by Reds’ supporters.