Former Arsenal and Manchester City enforcers among the list of potentials.
Liverpool have been struck down by the news that defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva will be sidelined for two months with a knee ligament injury.
The absence of the Brazilian will leave manager Brendan Rodgers with few options in the centre of the park and here are five they should consider to replace the 27-year-old.
Rodgers is a fan of the bustling Ghana international, but Badu still needs to develop a lot as the African still has weaknesses with passing and tackling.
Would perhaps be a player to bring in as an understudy but could not fill Lucas’ boots straight away.