Opinion: Five players Liverpool should have targeted this summer

Most Liverpool fans were pleased with our summer in the transfer window, which closed at 6pm today.

We acquired Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Nathaniel Clyne, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings, Allan and Taiwo Awoniyi – but due to the Raheem Sterling sale – our net spend was by no means huge.

By looking at some other deals in the transfer market, there were clearly options and bargains that would have further boosted us.

Do you think we should have moved for any of these five, affordable stars, and would they have been realistic targets?

Virgil van Dyke – signed for Southampton from Celtic

Southampton secured the giant Dutchman for £11.5m (via BBC Sport) this deadline day.

The 24-year-old would have been an affordable improvement on both our current starting centre-halves. He’s exceptionally strong, composed and unfussy – unlike Dejan Lovren.

With our recent record in the transfer market, it wouldn’t be that surprising if we eventually did bid for van Dijk if he shines in the Premier League, due to our attraction towards talented Saints stars!

Virgil-van-Dijk-Celtic

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