As reported by The Sun, Liverpool have been handed a big boost in their pursuit of Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij after the Italian club revealed contract discussions had broken down and the player would be free to leave in January.
The Dutch international’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he will likely be a prime target for a number of big European clubs next month.
After impressive spells at Feyenoord and in Serie A, he could be exactly what the Anfield are looking for in order to settle down their under fire defensive line.
Fans are certainly keen, desperate to land the player when the transfer window opens, with many hoping that the Reds partner him with his international teammate Virgil van Dijk.
Would adding those two players solve Liverpool’s defensive woes or do they simply ship too many goals due to the tactics and style of Jurgen Klopp’s system?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on a potential de Vrij signing…
Come on Santa De Vrij and VVD under the tree in the morning please Happy Christmas to all Reds everywhere #LFC
— Paul Owens #YNWA (@Owensy68) December 24, 2017
A partnership of De Vrij & Van Dijk would be orgasmic. Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄 #LFC
— Mathias Snæver (@Snaever0) December 24, 2017
— Bryan B 🇻🇨 🔥 (@BryanB_LFC) December 24, 2017
The dream for me, we sign De Vrij and Virgil Van Dijk in January. #LFC
— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) December 24, 2017
— SK #018 (@smileysozaysk) December 24, 2017
Should be all over De Vrij in January. Quality CB. #LFC
— Will Radford (@WillRadford7) December 24, 2017
I'd rather have Stefan De Vrij as a free transfer in the summer than spend 50M+ on VVD who missed many games and didn't look pretty solid so far this season. #LFC
— Thanos T (@ThanosTrai) December 23, 2017
— Sam Gleed (@SamGleed) December 24, 2017
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