It’s almost crazy to think that Liverpool lost just one game all season, finished with the third highest points total in Premier League history, and still ended up in second place.
Jurgen Klopp’s side did all they could to win their first league title since 1990, but in the end, Manchester City, yet again, proved to be the difference, but only just.
And looking ahead to next season the Liverpool transfer committee will already be constructing a list of players to get the Reds over the line for good, and one player should really be on that list.
Matthijs de Ligt has been linked with a move to Liverpool for some time, and now according to Mundo Deportivo via the Mirror, Barcelona, who have been the favourites to sign the teenager, are now worried the Reds are ready to hijack a move for the Dutch international.
The Ajax centre-back is one of the biggest prospects in world football and is likely to break the record for the biggest transfer fee ever for a defender if he moves from his boyhood club this summer, and de Ligt at Liverpool would be the final piece of the puzzle for the club in their goal to finally win the Premier League.
A centre-back partnership of de Ligt, who has been compared to Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, and Virgil van Dijk would not only be one of the sturdiest and toughest partnerships in the Premier League but arguably the best in all of Europe.
Liverpool came inches away from securing the league title this season, but the signature of de Ligt would take the club into pole position to claim their long-sought-after prize next campaign.
Liverpool fans, is de Ligt the missing piece to the Reds winning the league? Let us know!
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