Well, this is interesting…
Sky Sports have recently teamed up with some sort of tech news company known as Football Whispers. How they work exactly is slightly beyond us but here is how the process is explained as per Sky Sports;
Football Whispers have developed a unique algorithm to take all of the transfer rumours from across the globe and calculate the likelihood of them happening.
They track transfer stories and give them a score out of 5.0, with the hottest Whispers closest to 5.0.
On Tuesday morning, Sky Sports used the apparent algorithm in order to discover who were in fact the three most likely candidates to move to Anfield this summer. And they came up with some big names.
1. Sadio Mane
There’s no rocket science involved here. Football Whispers give it a score of 4.8 but we’d give it a 5. Mane to Liverpool is essentially a done deal.
2. Lucas Moura
This would be some signing for Liverpool. Manchester United were desperately hunting the Brazilian’s signature a couple of years back but Moura apparently favoured a move to France and United were left in the lurch.
However, it now seems that United’s loss could be Liverpool’s gain as multiple reports have consistently linked him with a move to Anfield this summer. Football Whispers give it a tantalizing score of 4.2.
3. Nevan Subotic
The least likely of the three deals but still a genuine possibility. Subotic released a statement recently declaring his desire to leave his current side Borussia Dortmund and with Liverpool looking for defensive reinforcements, the move would certainly make sense.
Given the fact that the 27-year-old spent most of last season rotting on the Dortmund bench but was a frequent starter during Jurgen Klopp’s reign at the Signal Iduna Park, it’s hard not to see the Serbian jumping at the chance to join his former boss at Anfield.