Some Liverpool fans have identified Nathan Ake as the man bolster the depth in their defence.
Liverpool are expected to pursue a left-sided defender this summer, with Alberto Moreno all set to depart Anfield when his contract expires at the end of this month.
Andy Robertson is the clear first choice on the Reds’ left flank, but the Scottish captain played 48 matches this past season, and will likely need more rotation to survive another trophy charge in the next campaign.
With that in mind, some Reds fans have suggested moving for Ake, who could provide depth in multiple positions.
The former Chelsea youngster, who signed for Bournemouth for £20m last summer, can play centre-back or left-back, and also operate as a centre-back in a back three.
This would give Jurgen Klopp plenty of options to rotate his league-best defence without sacrificing too much quality.
Take a look at some of the Twitter reactions down below, where Reds fans are convinced Ake is their man…
This summer, Liverpool need the deluxe Klavan. He never played it for LFC, but he played LB often in his career. I think Ake is that man; can cover CB, LB and even DM. Is Dutch but counts as homegrown. Besides, we owe Bournemouth a nicety after shafting them so often.
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) June 12, 2019
I’d be 100% on board with this.
— Dan Vanderkamp (@DanVanderkamp) June 12, 2019
Would be class. Just don’t see him settling for backup to Robbo and Virgil who play almost all games, at the age of 24. Probs has aims of being a starter at an elite European club himself
— Raj Chohan (@rajsinghchohan) June 12, 2019
Absolutely spot on – Nathan Ake is just who I was thinking of. 24, CB or LB, rarely misses a game. He would be an ideal signing for Liverpool.
— Ref-Justice (@96RedKlopps) June 12, 2019
I’ve always said get Ake and van Ann Holt for backup ( if Ann Holt don’t mind playing backup) wouldn’t mind a bid for Dumfries too
— Paul Johnson (@Johnson_1488) June 12, 2019
— Simon Bray (@SimonBrayLFC) June 12, 2019
Give them Clyne in exchange.
— … (@LFC19) June 12, 2019
Agree mate he is a decent player who can offer solutions
— Nick ?82? (@NickPap82) June 12, 2019
Been thinking this lad would be a sound signing for a couple years.
— Jay (@PPipeProLFC) June 12, 2019
This actually makes massive sense
— TalkingRed (@TalkingRed23) June 12, 2019