According to Liverpool Echo, Liverpool will make a third attempt to land England midfielder Adam Lallana following the World Cup in Brazil.
Lallana, 25, has emerged as a top target for Brendan Rodgers, and is looking to bring the playmaker to Anfield after the World Cup in Brazil. Lallana was voted the Saints’ Player of the Season, has scored nine goals in 37 premier League games this season, he was included in the World Cup squad by Roy Hodgson and was recently included in the PFA team of the season. Lallana would be a perfect fit for Rodgers and will add goals to the midfield. Liverpool are hoping to sign the Saints skipper for £25 m. Liverpool also want to sign Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren who recently submitted a transfer request at St. Mary’s.
Brendan Rodgers has identified Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri and Benfica’s Lazar Markovic as alternatives if Liverpool fail to sign Adam Lallana. According to German newspaper Bild and the very reliable italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, Liverpool have already opened talks to sign Shaqiri for €20m. The 22-year-old made just 17 league appearances under Pep Guardiola last season with 7 of those coming on as a substitute, he has fallen behind the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. Brendan Rodgers is keen to add more attacking options, after his side qualified for the Champions League.
According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Liverpool are keen on signing Daley Blind after the left-back created two goals for Netherlands against Spain. Liverpool are already in talks to sign Alberto Moreno from Sevilla, but the talks are dragging on without any outcome. David Maddock of the Mirror suugests Liverpool are interested in Marcos Rojo of Argentina.