It’s fair to say that Liverpool’s squad is as good as its been in years. Having spent big to return to the top of the Premier League over the last few years, it’s now crucial that the Reds stay there. Of course, step one is to stay there for the rest of the season and finally lift the Premier League title, but beyond that, it’s key that the Reds don’t take their foot off the gas.
That means that every year, without fail, Liverpool need to match their rivals by spending big to land top talent, and we recently made the case for Nathan Ake being the ideal signing for the Reds.
Of course, Liverpool have more than a few defensive concerns at present. Between the various injuries, uncertainty surrounding Alberto Moreno, and the decision to loan out Nathaniel Clyne, Jurgen Klopp’s options certainly aren’t fruitful. So, bringing in a versatile defender like Ake would make sense.
It seems as though many Liverpool fans agree, too. According to a recent survey, 66% of polled Liverpool fans think that Ake – who is rated at £22.5 million by Transfer Markt – would be the perfect signing for Liverpool, and it’s hard to disagree.
He’s been one of the best defenders in the Premier League for Bournemouth, and there’s no denying that he’s got the ability to be playing for a bigger team than the Cherries. His versatility means that he’s able to play across the defence, whilst there’s no doubting his overall quality.
Virgil van Dijk has been a real hit at Anfield, and he deserves to have a defender alongside him that is of the same quality. Perhaps his Dutch compatriot Nathan Ake would be a good option.
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