The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are expecting big things from Virgil van Dijk this season. Signed for big money from Southampton, the Reds have needed a player with his qualities for a long time.
Having struggled with a poor defensive line for a few years, van Dijk’s signing is just what they needed. However, one man can’t fix what is an increasingly significant problem. Indeed, the Reds could do with another top central defender to make their situation at the back even better.
Fortunately, there are a number of top central defenders that have impressed in Europe this term, and so Klopp won’t be short of options. One player that could be perfect is Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, who is rated at £27 million by Transfer Markt.
Having moved to Inter in 2017, the Slovakian defender has turned into one of Europe’s most consistent at the back. Providing fantastic tackling, reading of the game and bringing boundless energy, he ticks a lot of the boxes for Jurgen Klopp.
He’s also very comfortable with the ball at his feet, which is massive for the Reds. They’ve adopted more of a pass-and-move type style of play over the last few years, and he’d fit into that philosophy perfectly.
The Slovakian has been in fantastic form this season. A regular in Italy, he’s picked up 3 goals, whilst WhoScored.com have given him an average rating of 7.28 – making him one of Europe’s most impressive defenders.
Liverpool need to add a few more pieces to their defensive puzzle to complete it, and Skriniar could be the perfect option. He won’t be cheap, but he’d be worth every penny.
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