Liverpool tried and failed to sign Virgil Van Dijk the summer transfer window, so our fans here in the Transfer Tavern are crying out for Jurgen Klopp and FSG to make signing a defender a priority in the next window.
Despite their recent run of clean sheets in their unbeaten run, much of the early season was all about the defensive frailties the Reds had. While their attacking third looks balanced and devastating with their star signing Mo Salah making a massive impression since his summer move, it’s the back-line our punters believe will massively hold them back from achieving anything this season.
Disorganised and lacking a certain amount of leadership, especially at set-pieces, was Liverpool’s downfall in the first part of the season, and VVD would have been ideal to slot into the back four but with him being linked with a move to Man City, a move looks unlikely anytime soon.
Possibly cashing in on Philippe Coutinho in January and using the money to fund a defensive rebuild would surely be Klopp’s best option. Especially at this stage of the season, there have been more teams strengthening the Reds won’t want to be left behind come the second half of the campaign.
Our Landlord believes signing just one of these three defenders will make a huge difference to Liverpool’s rocky ship…
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