Three players Liverpool should spend a transfer war chest on

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Liverpool may well be crowned champions of England for the first time in…a very long time, but their current bunch of overachievers will have to be added to with Champions League football back on the menu.

Luckily for Brendan Rodgers, the rhetoric coming from the club’s managing director Ian Ayre suggests the manager embarking on a fast-track to Anfield idolisation will have plenty of wonga to spend in the summer.

“It will cost what it costs when we decide who the manager wants to buy,” said Ayre.

Below are three potential big signings that the 1/6 title favourites should seriously consider in their four-fronted quest for glory next term.

Mehdi Benatia

Liverpool’s Premier League goals-against column shows the necessity to strengthen most in the defensive areas.

Daniel Agger has proved a loyal servant and great player for the Reds in seasons past, but has struggled under Rodgers and if he does move on, there are not many better replacements than Benatia.

The Morrocan’s reputation as Roma’s central defensive lynchpin will ensure he has a healthy price tag, but it would be money well spent.

Fabio Coentrao

On a similar note, Liverpool are short of depth in the full-back department and although local lad Jon Flanagan has exceeded all expectations, Real Madrid’s apparent willingness to let Coentrao leave shouldn’t be ignored.

The Portuguese international left-back has oodles of Champions League experience and an all-round game to match it.

Ivan Rakitic

The Sevilla midfielder-come-forward has been a revelation in La Liga this season scoring a dozen goals and at 26-years-old looks prime for a move to a massive club.

Real Madrid have been sniffing around the Croatian, but at Anfield his versatility make him a perfect fit for Rodgers’ preference to deploy different formations and fully harness his potential .

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