The resident Reds in the Transfer Tavern are growing increasingly frustrated with their side’s lack of consistency in recent weeks.
There is no doubt that on their day, Liverpool are one of the best-attacking outfits in European football, but they have struggled to demonstrate their greatest form on a regular basis so far this season. Manchester City’s ominous opening to the campaign has all but ended Liverpool’s chances of claiming their first ever Premier League title this season, much to the frustration of the Kopites propping up the bar. However, the supporters firmly believe that with quality investment in the right positions, Jurgen Klopp can lead his side to a title-challenge next season.
It is no secret that the Liverpool supporters have grown increasingly frustrated with some of the club’s defensive performances in the last two seasons, both individually and collectively.
Throughout the summer, Liverpool came close to resolving some of their defensive problems with the signing of Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk, but they were unsuccessful in their endeavours to sign the Dutch centre-back after months of intense speculation.
Liverpool appear set to renew their interest in Van Dijk in the January window, but according to reports emerging from Goal, The Reds will face strong competition from Man City for his signature.
And City’s financial power and superiority in the Premier League will undoubtedly give them a huge advantage in the race for Van Dijk.
With that being said, Liverpool would be wise to focus their attention elsewhere and utilise the strengths of Joe Gomez at centre-back.
The signing of Van Dijk would undoubtedly boost Liverpool, but it is questionable whether he justifies the £60 million price-tag he has previously commanded.
If Liverpool want to solve their defensive problems, they should give Joe Gomez a chance to impress in a natural centre-back role in the coming weeks before departing with extortionate sums of money for an overrated player.
Gomez has been brilliant playing out of position at right-back so far this season, so it is about time Klopp gave him the opportunity he deserves at the centre of Liverpool’s defence.
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