Liverpool supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side convincingly thump West Ham 4-1 at the London Stadium on Saturday, a result which moved them up to fifth in the Premier League table.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the struggling Hammers off the back of victories over Huddersfield Town and Maribor, and first half strikes from in-form Mohamed Salah and Joel Matip set them well on their way to another three points. Manuel Lanzini did however get one back for the hosts ten minutes after the break, although their hopes soon vanished as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made it 3-1 almost immediately, before Salah bagged his second and Liverpool’s fourth 15 minutes from time to seal the rout.
Thus, there has been many happy Liverpudlians in the Tavern this week, and many are already eagerly anticipating their side’s return to league action in ten days’ time at the conclusion of the current two-week break for internationals.
In the mean time though, many of those Liverpool fans lining up at the bar have been discussing potential January signings at Anfield, and one man they could see donning the red of the club in 2018 is Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij.
The 25-year-old made the move to the Italian giants back in 2014 and has since been a revelation with 84 appearances for the club, 27 of which came last season to help them to a fifth place finish in Serie A, and thus a place in this season’s Europa League.
However, recent reports suggest that the Netherlands international could be available for as little as €25 million, which is likely to be of interest to Liverpool chief Klopp, who is reportedly interested in the defender.
And should De Vrij make the move to Anfield in January, here is what their impenetrable back line could look like with the £24.3 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt)…