There will be a lot of huge transfers going through this summer, that much is almost guaranteed. In a single summer, we could potentially see a whole host of clubs break their transfer records, as two of the top six did last year.
Not many are backing Liverpool to do so, but as the Reds faithful discuss a possible move for Matthijs De Ligt it is simply impossible to rule anything out over the next few months.
Said it before and will say it again: We don't need De Ligt.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) June 5, 2019
Many fans have taken issue with the above tweet, and it’s not hard to see why as they yearn for an era of dominance.
At the moment, Virgil Van Dijk is probably the most popular answer to the question: Who is the best defender in the world? But by no stretch do Liverpool have the best centre-back pairing.
That’s down to the fact that Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren aren’t of the calibre that the Kopites are aiming for and Joe Gomez is always injured, yet if De Ligt signed Anfield would boast the best defence in the world on a weekly basis.
We’re already set to see the incredible van Dijk alongside de Ligt for the next few years at international level as the Oranje aim to get back to their previous heights. Whether or not that will happen at Anfield too with the same pairing is yet to be seen, even if it does look very unlikely. Offer de Ligt to Liverpool fans, though, and they’d all jump at the chance to have him at the heart of their back four.
You can read the Reds’ thoughts on De Ligt here:
We don’t ‘need’ anyone. We just finished on 97 points and won the champions league. It’s not about needing. It’s about taking the right steps to becoming the best team in the world consistently and that means getting the best players we can that tick all the right boxes. He’s one
— Dan (@dan89lfc) June 5, 2019
If he is available its probably a one time chance unless he fails at the club he goes to
— Mark Wright (@wrighty108) 5 June 2019
NEED, Correct, we don’t. But within 2 years we WILL need a CB. And this is one of those players that when they come along you try your best to sign them. NEVER will this player be as cheap as he is now until he’s 32.
— scott williams (@strebby1) 5 June 2019
We do. Great sides add the best players and are ruthless #LFC
— Anfield_Sam (@Anfield_Sam) 5 June 2019
The way our fixtures will add up next season we need cover and quality in every position. Matip and Gomez cannot be trusted stay fit all season
— Gaz Maddison (@GazMaddo) 5 June 2019
No however if a lad with his quality comes available then go for it . Him n VVD with Gomez n Matip as cover now that’s a squad
— Darren Yeomans (@DarrenYeomans10) 5 June 2019
We need him 100%.
— BlackAngel (@AlexAv0805) 5 June 2019
We need him to relieve pressure off VVD and to compete on all fronts. Need to sell Lovren.
— Prakash Gopwani (@prakg555) 5 June 2019