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Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s makes contact with Thomas Meunier

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s makes contact with Thomas Meunier - Liverpool News

As per Le10 Sport, Liverpool have made contact with PSG defender Thomas Meunier in regards to a potential free transfer.

The 28-year-old’s contract runs out at the end of this campaign, which would leave him free to join another club without the need for a transfer fee.

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They say that Jurgen Klopp has already made contact with the Belgium international, who is also wanted by Borussia Dortmund and Napoli.

In terms of the right-back position at Anfield, Trent Alexander-Arnold has it on lockdown. The 21-year-old is arguably the best on the planet in his position – the most recent Ballon d’Or rankings indicated as much. He is the Reds’ creative force from right-back, racking up 16 assists last season as well as 14 this time around – in either campaign, not one of his teammates has managed more.

Such is his importance, his absence has been particularly felt in the past. During the 2018/19 season, he missed two Champions League games, both of which the Reds lost, whilst of the nine Premier League matches in which he didn’t play, the Reds drew four, dropping eight points – they only failed to win eight league matches across the whole campaign, and ended up finishing one point behind Manchester City at the top of the table.

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Effectively, his absence is one of the reasons he did not lift the Premier League last term, primarily because they did not have a good-enough replacement. Bringing in Meunier would change that. He has made 128 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions, scoring 13 times and providing 21 assists, whilst he has also scored seven times in 40 matches for Belgium. Currently valued at £21.6m by Transfermarkt, he could solve one of Jurgen Klopp’s problems in the future and become the ideal back-up option for Alexander-Arnold, offering attacking impetus in the Englishman’s absence.

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