Liverpool fans split on future of outcast Klavan

Ragnar Klavan has been at Liverpool since the summer of 2016, but he has failed to hold on to a first-team position.

The 32-year-old had to compete with Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip for a starting spot, and that challenge was made even harder when Virgil van Dijk signed in January.

The Dutchman became the world’s most expensive defender when he completed a £75m transfer from Southampton midway through the current campaign.

Van Dijk slotted into Jurgen Klopp’s back four with ease, and immediately, Klavan fell further down the pecking order.

In fact, the Estonian has made just 26 appearances in all competitions, 20 of which have been starts.

On Saturday, the centre-back played the full 90 minutes of Liverpool’s goalless draw with Stoke City at Anfield, and afterwards, Klopp was asked by reporters about his player’s future.

The manager’s desire to keep Klavan at the club has been met with a mixed reaction from supporters.