With only ten days left till the opening of the January transfer window, rumours are ripe this time of year. Recently Liverpool have been linked with Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Draxler, however reports suggest that Jurgen Klopp plans on conducting his transfer business closer to home. With summer signing Loris Karius under performing and star winger Sadio Mane due to spend the entire of next month away with Senegal at AFCON, many are pleading with Liverpool to sign a goalkeeper and an attacking player in the upcoming window. With Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha the latest to be linked with a move to Anfield.

Joe Hart

England's number 1 was shipped off on loan to Italian side Torino for the season after it was clear that he didn't feature in Pep Guardiola's plans. With the new manager signing Claudio Bravo for the number 1 spot at the Etihad. Hart has been lauded by pundits to make the move to Liverpool with both Karius and Mignolet deemed not good enough to hold the starting berth at Liverpool if they want to challenge for the Premier League title. Home grown players are always welcome and Hart has proved himself to be a capable goalkeeper over the past few years and many Manchester City fans have been left confused with the decision to freeze him out of the team; especially with Bravo's underwhelming performances this season.

This is a transfer which has possibility should Klopp seek to acquire another goalkeeper, however the German recently backed Karius to have "long term success" at Liverpool. For the mean time a move in January seems impossible and a move in the summer seems just as unlikely.

Wilfried Zaha

This is one of them rumours which took me by surprise, an ex-Manchester United player being linked with a move to Liverpool.

I suppose it isn't that incomprehensible for a move to materialise but he is not a player who I deem to possess the required quality to be a success at Liverpool, given his failure to make a mark at Man United. The 24 year-old was subject of a £20 million bid from Tottenham in the summer but Palace were reluctant to sell with Bolasie on his way to Everton.

Zaha is currently experiencing his most productive season in the Premier League with 3 goals and 6 assists. They are underwhelming stats considering Liverpool are currently in the title race, stats have done Liverpool no favours in the past with the torrid success of the transfer committee which relied on performance based statistics before pursuing players; but in my opinion Zaha doesn't impress me. He does possess the same qualities as Mane so would in some respect be a direct replacement, but I think Liverpool can do much better and this is just one of them transfer rumours which you wish isn't true. But with Palace looking like they are facing a relegation battle this season, it is unlikely that Zaha's long-term future lies in Selhurst Park.