Squeals of outrage rent the air regarding Luis Suarez’s incredible actions against Italy at the World Cup, but as the gnarly-toothed terror emphatically proved last season, nothing says sorry quite like goals.
There’s no shortage of Suarez admirers around the continent, and with the 26-year-old looking more likely to leave than ever we’ve identified a few gettable, Champions League-ready targets Liverpool should be compiling dossiers on.
The Chilean winger/number ten has been mooted as a potential makeweight in a Barcelona move for Suarez, and Liverpool would be picking up some player if seemingly-unwanted Sanchez is shown the Camp Nou exit door.
La Roja’s finest has scored 68 league goals and laid on a further 54 assists for teammates in his 253 appearances since arriving on European shores from River Plate six years ago.
If Barca add Suarez to a squad that already contains Lionel Messi, Neymar and Pedro, there’ll be no room in Catalunya for Sanchez, but Liverpool must move fast as Juventus are thought to be ready to take the former Udinese man back to Serie A.
Colombian pace-merchant Cuadrado has been a revelation for Los Cafeteros in Brazil and capped a cracking set of Group C performances with the opening goal in the 4-1 win over Japan.
Regular football gossip-column watchers will be only too aware of the versatile winger – who seems able to play pretty much anywhere apart from centre-half and in goal – from his exploits with Fiorentina over the past two campaigns.
Cuadrado fired home 15 times in all competitions for La Viola last term, but is another interesting the cream of the continent, so Liverpool fans will hope Rodgers has been laying the ground work for a bid.
The Gabon striker only rocked up at the Westfalenstadion last summer and had a solid first season with Borussia Dortmund, bagging once every two Bundesliga games on average, but with Ciro Immobile and Adrian Ramos added to BVB’s ample striking talent pool, he could be on his way again.
Liverpool were interested in Aubemayang before he left Saint-Etienne and would definitely take another look if he becomes available.