Despite falling down to second place, Liverpool are brimming with confidence and belief in their ability to secure their first league title in 28 years. The advantage might be with Manchester City, but who wouldn’t have taken this position if offered it at the start of the season? Always look on the bright side, after all.
Jurgen Klopp has, over time, developed a very capable squad who are now close to reaching their full potential. Having been so good this season, they now have to reach new levels if they want to knock Manchester City off top spot once again. Almost crowned the best team in Europe last season, being crowned the best team in England would be quite something.
Whether that can be done this season or not, the Reds are surely soon to bring some silverware back to Anfield due to the immense quality of their team.
That quality though can be improved, but how you may ask? Well, the dominant Virgil Van Dijk has yet to find a permanent partner and if Liverpool stump up the right amount, Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt could be that man.
De Ligt, (who is valued at £58.5 million on Transfermarkt) is already an international partner to Van Dijk – having previously talked up a move to Anfield – so the players already have a rapport that is only better news for Liverpool.
A big move for the 19-year-old is surely on the horizon due to his fantastic performances for his club and national side and Liverpool could really be the perfect destination for him. Even credited with an interest by Bleacher Report, the club’s FSG backers should splash major cash to bring him to Merseyside.
It’s worked before, after all.
As captain of Ajax at such a young age, De Ligt has consistently put in professional performances in the 39 appearances he has made this season.
With four goals and two assists in addition to those appearances, it proves that his skills don’t stop at defending.
In fact, Matthijs De Ligt has been so impressive that he has accumulated 20 clean-sheets this season and that is an achievement Liverpool cannot underestimate.
A wonderkid of the highest order, he’d be a statement signing.
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