For the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern, a defensive rebuild is on the cards for Jurgen Klopp this summer…
Liverpool are certainly a side on the up, but there are several problems within the Reds’ first team squad. Most notably, the club need to improve their faltering defence. James Milner has been forced to play out of position in recent months following the poor form of Albero Moreno at left-back, whilst the central defensive pairing of Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip isn’t really strong enough to ward off Champions League-level defences.
This is, seemingly, something that Klopp is looking to improve on – and according to the Liverpool Echo, the German remains particularly fond of a move for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are still firmly in the hunt for the defender, with his future still far from certain.
With the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern concerned that their club may miss out on the Dutchman, this has certainly come as an important boost. Van Dijk is undoubtedly one of the Premier League’s best defenders, and so the Reds definitely need to be in the race for him.
A powerful defender, van Dijk would certainly add some real quality to the Liverpool back line, whilst his experience as captain will add a much-needed facet of leadership to Klopp’s first team.
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