Brendan Rodgers is close to completing another two transfers as Liverpool continue their summer spending
Both Porto’s Christian Atsu and Luis Alberto of Sevilla are reportedly on the verge of a move to Anfield.
The duo fit Rodgers transfer policy perfectly, with them the pair both young and technically good.
Rodgers has completely changed the policy at Anfield, in comparison to the mainly British players former managers Kenny Dalglish and Roy Hodgson made.
Atsu is thought to be valued by his club at around £8million, however Liverpool have offered £3million. Rodgers is reluctant to increase his bid, with the Ghanaian wingers’ contract up at the end of next season.
The deal to sign Luis Alberto is a much closer one though and the club expect to complete the signing of the youngster as early as Thursday.
Having already completed the purchases of Kolo Toure and Iago Aspas the club are really in pursuit of a top four finish next season. Liverpool have also been heavily linked with Simon Mignolet and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
A side from Mkhitaryan, all six players mentioned have commanded a fee of under £10million, meaning their transfer spend won’t be through the roof. When you consider the likely exit of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll (both January 2011 signings who had differing success with the club) then their net spend won’t be that much.
Both Andre Wisdom and Jonjo Shelvey have been linked with loan moves away from the club in a bid to gain experience.
Although both have played sporadically for Liverpool, a year away playing consistently will benefit them.
Fulham have been linked with loan moves for both.