Klopp desperately needs FSG to land 1 of these 3 defenders in the New Year sales

Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping this upcoming January window is better than the last one when it comes to signing some kind of defensive player.

Indeed, the Reds have been mesmerising up front this season, though the problem that’s held them back massively at the start of the season, according to our landlord, was not having a natural leader in the defence. A captain-type player at the back to organise the team into some form of shape really would make a huge difference, instilling confidence throughout the team.

Even though Jurgen Klopp has kept a familiar back four for the majority of the season, it doesn’t seem that they are showing signs of gelling. All that lends itself to the fact that Klopp’s style of play doesn’t help the defensive pairing much, with his all-out attacking style often leaving his defence wide open and prone to a swift counter-attack.

With that in mind, our punters have had a look round Europe and think these three defenders could fit the bill the German is looking for, to once again get Liverpool challenging for trophies…

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