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Stealing £31.5m-rated defender could allow Liverpool to be title-contenders once again

The Reds fans within the Transfer Tavern are overjoyed with their team’s recent performances as they continue to pressure rivals Manchester United for 2nd place, whilst also making strides in the Champions League knock-out stages.

On the other hand though, Liverpool are renown for being the masters of their own downfall, especially in defence. Although the addition of Virgil Van Dijk has been successful thus far, the Reds are still crying out for reinforcements in defence if they’re to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

A player who could be the ideal centre-back partner for Virgil Van Dijk is £31.5 million-rated, according to Transfermarkt, Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez. The 23-year-old Uruguayan has impressed for Diego Simeone’s side as a ball-playing defender capable of sweeping away danger and then starting an attack.

Liverpool in recent weeks have found a strong partnership with Matip and Van Dijk but if the Reds want to improve their chances of silverware next season, then inconsistencies in defence must be eliminated. Indeed, a potential VVD-Gimenez backline would give the Reds one of the best defences in Europe.

Arsenal, amongst other European giants are reportedly targeting Jose Gimenez this summer but if Liverpool want Klopp to have the best chance of bringing success to Anfield, they have to spend big once again to improve defensive vulnerabilities.

Is Gimenez an ideal target for Liverpool… Let us know!

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