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Liverpool target highly-rated defender in January raid

klopp0022Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern gathered for their Christmas do today and the secret santa exchanges were quickly halted after news emerged of a defensive recruit that’s on their club’s radar.

Talksport, reporting via CalcioMercato, state Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign Rapid Wien defender Maximilian Hofmann in January.

22-year-old Hofmann has excelled for the Austrian club this season and has caught the eye of a number of clubs, with Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg amongst those competing with Liverpool for the player’s signature.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of Hofmann though having tailed the defender since his days at Borussia Dortmund, where Rapid fought-off the German club’s interest valiantly, and they will intend to do the same again in the new year.

Klopp is expected to make wholesale changes to his squad in January but fans believe some additions do need to be made to increase Liverpool’s chances of securing a Champions League spot, with the Reds currently sat five points behind the top-four.

Our regulars aren’t convinced Hofmann will become an immediate first-term regular but they’re impressed by his numbers and believe he’d be a great addition to the squad.

Liverpool fans, how many signings do you need in January? Let us know in the comments below!

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