Having conceded a hefty 49 goals in the Premier League this season, perhaps the biggest surprise for Liverpool this season is that it took until the penultimate game of the season for their defensive weaknesses to derail their title challenge.

Despite the best efforts of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, the 3-3 draw at Selhurst Park on Monday exposed the frailties which look likely to make the Reds’ title wait go on a little longer.

With Brendan Rodgers clearly not favouring Daniel Agger, Liverpool’s first choice pairing of Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel have only secured one clean sheet in seventeen outings. Kolo Toure has been guilty of making a number of mistakes while £7million summer signing Tiago Ilori is currently on loan at Spanish minnows Granada.

It is clear that if Liverpool are going to improve next season, Rodgers is going to need to sign a new central defender in the summer. Bearing this in mind, here are TEN players the Liverpool manager should consider.

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