Federico Fazio

Federico Fazio

With the worst goals conceded record in the Premier League’s top nine and rumours rife that Daniel Agger will be thrown on the transfer scrapheap this summer, Brendan Rodgers needs to add some quality to the Liverpool backline.

One low-cost, albeit rather risky solution could come in the form of Sevilla centre-back Federico Fazio.

The Argentina international has just ended the strongest campaign of his career, helping Los Palanganos claim this season’s Europa League title by recording a clean sheet against Benfica in the final.

Measuring in at 6 foot 5 whilst averaging 3.2 interceptions and 4.4 successful aerial duels per match, the 27 year-old comes with a commanding, monolithic presence.

He’s comfortable on the ball too, being also capable of playing in defensive midfield, suggesting he’d be a good fit for the Reds’ progressive philosophy.

Furthermore, with a release clause of just £8million, Fazio could prove to be a real coup for the Anfield side, but his performances this season have reportedly attracted interest from Arsenal and Manchester United to name a few.