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Five potential replacements for Luis Suarez at Liverpool

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Top 5 / Top 10 17 Jul 2013, 10:49 IST
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Luis Suarez has made no attempts to hide his desire to move away from Liverpool. Real Madrid is his preferred destination, and there has been interest from England as well with Arsenal and Chelsea apparently keen to sign him. Bayern Munich and Napoli might also enter the race to sign Suarez at some stage.

Brendan Rodgers and Ian Ayre have stressed that Suarez is not for sale and that they hope that he’ll be at the club next season. However, there’s no denying that Liverpool will be bracing themselves for the possibility of having to sell their star striker, and will be having a list of probable replacements with them.

Let us have a look at five players who Liverpool can sign to replace Suarez:

1. Gonzalo Higuain

Real Madrid CF v RCD Mallorca - La Liga

The 25-year-old Argentine international has been widely tipped with a move away from Real Madrid in this summer transfer window. Arsenal have shown an interest in signing him, but have been unable to reach an agreement with Madrid.

If rumours are to be believed, Madrid have been lining up a player-plus-cash bid involving Higuain and Suarez. Considering Higuain’s impressive record at Madrid and Suarez’s wish to move away, Rodgers might be tempted to accept the deal.

The Argentine, who scored 16 La Liga goals despite making just 19 starts last season, can be a perfect replacement for Suarez, and will enjoy playing regular first-team football at Liverpool.

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