"a higher calibre of player" in order to challenge for that ever-elusive top four spot. But, despite being linked with the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Willian, the Merseysiders have thus far been unsuccessful in landing a really notable target. While some might say buying a "marquee signing" is no longer compulsory considering Luis Suarez is staying, others point out Liverpool's 7th placed finish last season and continued lack of European football. Meanwhile, the Red's top 4 rivals Tottenham have been busy strengthening, buying in the likes of Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela, while the usual suspects Chelsea and Manchester City have also been splashing the cash. There's a danger Liverpool could be left behind again this summer, unless they land a blockbuster signing before next Monday, and here's five we had in mind.
Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.