Liverpool transfers: Three big-name players Brendan Rodgers should target

Tom Phillips takes a look at three big-name signings Liverpool should target following Raheem Sterling's exit

Marco Reus

With Raheem Sterling leaving for Manchester City, Marco Reus will be a massive improvement from the English winger. Since Sterling’s departure, eyes have turned towards who will replace the winger and many Liverpool fans have tipped Marco Reus to fill the gap. The Borussia Dortmund winger boasts a better assist and goal-scoring record than Sterling. Reus would hand Liverpool a significant boost in their quest to get back in the top four. Reus also will add a confidence for the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Lazar Markovic, who will all thrive with the service and support of Reus on the left-wing.

Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield and it is clear to see why. The Lyon striker was in sensational form last season in Ligue 1, scoring 27 goals in 31 league appearances for Les Gones. Brendan Rodgers is rumoured to be willing to meet the £35m price tag set by Lyon manager Hubert Fournier. Liverpool signing Lacazette will be the perfect addition to the squad having struggled to find an adequate way to fill the gap left by Luis Suarez. The player’s style of play will fit perfectly to Rodgers’s football philosophy and will be a perfect strike-partner for Daniel Sturridge should he avoid any more visits to the club’s physio.

Mats Hummels

Despite being heavily linked to Arsenal and Manchester United, Mats Hummels could be a massive marquee signing should Rodgers join the race to sign the German centre-half. Hummels will be a brilliant addition in what will be a new-look Liverpool team. With Nathaniel Clyne replacing Glen Johnson, Liverpool’s defence will need an addition in the heart of the defence and Hummels will be the perfect addition. He will provide competition to fight for the two centre-half positions between Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho, who will no doubt drive for a more successful season this year.

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