There’s a huge season on the horizon for Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp as they look to mount a push for the Premier League title next time out.
The Reds fans lining the bar here in the pub were happy having secured Champions League football last season but they want to see a bigger push for trophies in the near future.
And moving forward, they’ve certainly started with a statement of content, having signed Mo Salah a few days ago.
But there’s thought amongst the fans that the defence now needs to be sorted out first and foremost and in particular, the centre-back position.
Liverpool’s league placing last season definitely suffered due to defensive mishaps and it’s clear that the current Reds back-four needs more metal.
And there’s one man we think the Reds must sign this summer, despite their difficulty chasing him so far and that’s Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
The former Celtic favourite has thrived down on the South Coast over the past couple of years and it’s clear he’s a player that is growing season-by-season.
But Liverpool’s hopes of bringing him in suffered a blow when they were reported by the Saints over their pursuit of the Dutch international.
Despite their difficulties, we think the Reds shouldn’t give up on their chase. Van Dijk is one of the most promising defenders in the Premier League and he shone in the Saints’ backline, despite their struggles under former manager Claude Puel.
He’s combative, his positioning is superb and when it comes to getting stuck in, he’s one of the best in the division.
Liverpool need this sort of quality if they’re going to continue to improve under Jurgen Klopp and he’s a player they mustn’t give up on over the coming weeks.
Jurgen- do all you can to bring him in. It could win you the Premier League title.
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