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While Liverpool's summer moves are filled with uncertainty, it seems that another 50M spending spree won't happen again. This probably means a lot more frugal purchases than we're used to and that a few fringe players may be forced out. Here I'll rummage around various leagues trying to find the answer to all our problems. Damien Comolli move out of the way! Read all the goods after the jump.
Wings: I believe that we will sell Maxi, but retain Kuyt and Downing. Even if we kept all three, we still need someone to patrol the right. NC Nole did a spotlight on Isla a little while back, and if healthy, he seems like a good buy for around 8-10 million pounds. If we wanted to spend all our money on a single player (dumb move) then Eden Hazard could be a possibility. Please don't comment saying "But he won't play for us" because I simply don't buy it. Liverpool is Liverpool. If he's the type of player we want (respectful of club history, cares about fans) then he'll sign for a certain unimaginable sum of money.
Midfield: Even though Lucas (the one who plays for Sao Paulo in Brazil) is commonly spoken about when discussing our summer, he doesn't really fit our needs. Attacking midfielder is actually last on our priority list, or almost last. What we do need in the central midfield is an experienced backup to our Lucas, preferably someone dirt cheap. This wouldn't be a world class player but maybe a Wilson Palacios or Owen Hargreaves (just kidding, Hargreaves would probably get hurt on the ride to Liverpool-poor lad). One of those rugged Italian players would also do the trick. Also, I can see Shelvey going out on loan yet again and of course we'll get the Aqua buyout.
Defense: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Goalkeeper: Although nothing is likely to happen, my happiness with Reina's form is at an all-time low. If we sold him at his max value and used the cash elsewhere would it be so bad? I know I'm probably being too crazy, but it feels like he never does anything other than spring an occasional break and fumble the ball into his own net. Just observing.
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