Transfer Thursday

In a new Bi-Weekly section, to go along with a loanee section, we examine possible Summer transfer targets, as well as discussing who may be leaving

First we take a look at who could come in...

Keisuke Honda

A target for many other clubs about Europe, Japan's Keisuke Honda, who plays his Club football in Russia for CSKA Moskow has been on Liverpool's radar for awhile now, Under 3 different regimes of Benitez, Hodgson and Dalglish. Known for being a playmaker, Keisuke can play in either a striker role or deep-lying midfielder. He is also a known dead-ball specialist. Aged 26, he has 9 goals in 22 appearances this season. He has, before, expressed a desire to move to England, with many thinking he may be a fit replacement for Stevie Gerrard as he's getting toward the twilight of his career .

(via youtube user MrTilloMat)



Moussa Sow

27 Year Old Senegalese striker Moussa Sow, who plays for Fenerbache in Turkey, (Which is where Dirk Kuyt and Raul Meireles have gone) is also a possible target. Scoring 21 goals in 37 Appearances this season, his first in Turkey, he is stated to be "welcome" to a move to Liverpool if the offer came. He has played for Lille and Stade Rennes in France previously. He has before been sought after by clubs in Germany and England, and has scored 92 goals in 273 games in his professional career. He is, perhaps, most noted for his bicycle kick against Galatasaray for Fener earlier in the season.

(Via Youtube User Madridlover56)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh is supposed to be a "Top target" of ours in the summer, as we look to add to our striking options. The 24 Year old Armenian plays for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, and can play either in Midfield or up front. He was awarded the 2012-13 CIS player of the year, which is given to the best player of the Baltic and ex-soviet independent states, the first Armenian to do so. He has scored 32 times in 63 appearances for Shakhtar, and has 10 goals in 32 appearances for his national team.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan - (via youtube user Ruben Marukyan)


With every transfer window, there is always the possibility of players leaving as well. Whether fans like it or not, such is the way of Football, and this must also be addressed.

Oussama Assaidi

Many Kopites believe he may have a bright future at Liverpool, but Assaidi has yet to make an impact in Brendan Rodgers' plans. Be it because of Fitness problems, or the recent African Cup of Nations, Assaidi has only played 3 matches in a Liverpool shirt. Despite this, Oussama doesn't seem to lack abililty and is a natural on the ball and can beat Full backs going down the wing with nice pace. However, due to his lack of playing time, he might jump at the chance to leave, much to the dismay of the faithful.

Jonjo Shelvey (On Loan)

Ever since January, there have been rumors of Jonjo going out on loan for experience., most likely teams like Stoke, Wigan, and Swansea. Although not lacking in the attitude and hunger departments, it seems as though Jonjo can be a bit rash at times, especially in the tackle. (As evident even in the summer, when he was being told to stay on his feet in Being Liverpool.) I have immense faith in the lad personally, and hopefully after a wee bit of nurturing, "Brendan's favorite" (As I like to call him) will be a star here for years to come. He has this year been granted a full England cap, and set up 3 in England's last 2 U21s games. So it seems as though it won't be long until he's a regular for both club and country.

Adam Morgan (On Loan)

A player I featured in my last article, Adam is only 18. He's banged them in for the reserves, but has only made one appearance for the first team, and that was the Europa League qualifyer away to Hearts, which he made next to no impact in. Brendan's gone on record, as he has with Shelvey, saying that Morgo has a great attitude and a good mind for the game, and is hungry to make it at the club. However I believe that he lacks a bit of toughness, and needs to hit the weights, as Coutinho and Sterling before him have done. He's good on the ball, and has pace about him, however, he didn't seem to use any strength at all in the Hearts match, and was constantly being bullied and pushed off the ball. Maybe a loan to a Championship side, such as Watford, might be the best for him, as it doesn't lack the physicality of the Premier League, but there is more space for him to use his pace and make runs.

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