Liverpool made a failed bid to re-sign Tom Ince during the January transfer window, and earlier this week we reported that the Blackpool winger feared the move may now never happen.

The England Under-21 international left Anfield 18 months ago having refused a new deal at the club and moved to the Seasiders, where he has been in electric form this season. 19 goals in 36 appearances helped him to the Football League’s Young Player of the Year trophy last weekend and along with Wilfried Zaha is considered one of England’s most precocious young talents.

He has started making his mark on the national side with call ups to the Under-17′s, under-19′s and under-21′s throughout his short career, and the prospect of him running out for the senior side is an exciting one.

Thanks to a number of great performances this season, he has found himself back on Liverpool’s radar again this summer, and is also being courted by Spurs, but having received short shrift when Rodgers first tried to sign Ince back in January, is it time he switched his attentions to someone else?

There is no denying that Ince is a fantastic talent, but there are other options out there, and here, we examine 5 more midfielders Rodgers could sign instead.

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This article was first posted on March 29, 2013