When Jurgen Klopp came to Liverpool, the German had a mammoth task of improving a defence that had been one of the leakiest in the top-half of the Premier League, and it’s safe to say he’s turned things around.
Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are just a few of the names that have transformed the Reds into one of the best defensive sides in not just England, but all of Europe, and with the next few years of the back-four secured it will be wise for Klopp to look forward to how he sees this Liverpool defence in the future.
With academy prospect Ki-Jana Hoever highly tipped to one day be a starter for the Reds in the future as a centre-back, Klopp could complete the defensive spine according to recent rumours from Holland.
According to Dutch publication VI, Liverpool are interested in MVV Maastricht youngster Xavier Mbuyamba, who is on the radar of many teams around Europe after an impressive season in the Eerste Divisie, Holland’s second-tier.
The 17-year-old defender, who is valued at £45,000 on Transfermarkt, is tipped for great things, and if Liverpool are able to court the 6’3” centre-back to Merseyside, Klopp will have the future of the Reds defence on lock.
With Mbuyamba and Hoever, Liverpool will have two defenders who not only have the potential to become some of the top centre-backs in world football but also a duo who can learn immensely under Klopp as well as fellow countryman van Dijk.
Liverpool’s approach of securing for the future this summer might be a smart move for Klopp, and if the club can secure Mbuyamba, the Merseyside team will have many successful years to come in the future.
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