Liverpool are to kickstart the next season by hosting Sunderland in their opening match. With Jordan Henderson the only signing Kenny Dalglish has managed to complete so far, we could be seeing the likes of Stewart Downing, Eden Hazard or Bojan Krkic at Anfield by the end of the transfer window.
In this post, we will be checking out Kenny Dalglish’s possible lineups next season.
1. If Eden Hazard arrives
It’s hard to say where Eden Hazard will end up at the end of the transfer window. With top European clubs like Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester United all having developed major interests on the Lille youngster, Kenny Dalglish will definitely have to face a big competition if he is to win Eden Hazard’s signature.
Nonetheless, the arrival of Eden Hazard will definitely put a broad smile on the faces of all the Liverpool fans (which includes me of course!). A speedy winger with wonderful skills and abilities to go past defenders in just a blink of an eye, I wouldn’t be surprised if I see Eden Hazard dominate the world of football after the likes of Xavi, Steven Gerrard or Cristiano Ronaldo have retired.
Here’s the lineup we might see if Eden Hazard happens to sign for Liverpool.
2. If Bojan arrives
It’ll be a big signing, and I believe the chances of seeing Bojan Krkic at Liverpool is actually higher than Eden Hazard’s as the Spanish international has pretty much fallen out of favour at the fantastic Barcelona starting 11 due to the likes of David Villa, Lionel Messi and Pedro. Bojan famously made his Barcelona debut at the age of just 17 (back in 16 September 2007) when he came on to replace former Barcelona winger Giovani Dos Santosin the 78th minute when Barcelona faced CA Osasuna,breaking Lionel Messi’s record of the youngest Barcelona player to feature in a La Liga fixture.
Bojan, only 20 years of age, has already made his 100th league appearance for the Catalan club when Barcelona took on Getafe. He currently has 104 appearances to his name with a total of 26 goals. The Barcelona-number 9 is under contract at Camp Nou until 2015 after signing an extension at December last year.
Here’s the possible Liverpool lineup if manager Kenny Dalglish successfully captures Bojan Krkic.
3. If Zapata arrives
Yes, Liverpool are in desperate need for a top class centre-back, and Cristian Zapata can be the one who brings solid stopping power to the table for The Reds. The Udinese defender has previously reported that he is close in completing a deal to Liverpool, and also stated that he hopes to join a ‘big club’ like Liverpool.
We will see everything at the end of the Copa America, but I can say that contacts with Liverpool are at an advanced stage.
I hope to join this big club.
His arrival might ultimately bump Danish centre-back Daniel Agger to the bench, or will Kenny Dalglish play a 5-3-2 (Agger at left back position while Carragher, Skrtel and Zapata in the middle) to keep Agger’s place in the starting lineup?
Here are a few possible lineups :