A look at five options for Liverpool as Barca bid for Suarez.
With Barcelona seemingly desperate to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool this summer, the Reds should do their best to make the most out of this potential deal, by requesting at least one star player currently on the books at the Nou Camp as part of the transfer.
Several big names at Barca have already been linked as possible targets for Brendan Rodgers in this move, while others have simply been linked with the Merseyside giants on a number of occasions in the past.
Although it will be near impossible to adequately replace the qualities that Suarez brings to Liverpool’s attack, CaughtOffside looks at five options that could arrive and prove good business for the Premier League title hopefuls as they look to rebuild their squad for next season.
5) Cristian Tello
A promising young player coming through the youth ranks at Barcelona, Cristian Tello has never quite had the chance to prove himself in the club’s first-team on a regular basis. Now 22, the Spaniard will feel he needs to be playing more regularly at the top level to progress further in his career, and it is widely expected that he will leave the Nou Camp this summer. Liverpool have long been linked as admirers of his, along with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, and it could now be the perfect chance for the Reds to sign this talented and versatile forward player in an attempt to ease the pain of Suarez’s departure.