Liverpool must sign Victor Wanyama as the final piece of their jigsaw puzzle

According to reports in The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are ready to offload a number of their fringe players, including midfielder Victor Wanyama, who is rated at £27m by Transfermarkt, this summer in order to fund a £100m-plus move for Lazio duo Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile, and Liverpool must make sure they are watching developments closely.

What’s the word, then?

Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele in action against Bournemouth

Well, The Mirror says that Mauricio Pochettino is ready to cash in on Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Moussa Sissoko, Mousa Dembele and Wanyama this summer, with four of those five players struggling to be regulars in the starting XI in recent months.

The Kenya international has often found himself on the substitutes’ bench with Dembele and Eric Dier preferred in the middle of the park, but it appears that even though the Belgium international could go, they won’t look to keep Wanyama if they receive a respectable offer for his services.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp may well be looking to fine tune his Reds team this summer to ensure they can challenge Manchester City and the like for the Premier League title next term.

How has Wanyama done this season?

Despite being a regular in the 2016/17 campaign as Spurs finished in second position in the top flight, the 26-year-old has found first-team minutes hard to come by this around.

While he began the season in the starting XI, he suffered an injury in August that kept him out of action until 2018, with Dembele and Dier forming a strong partnership in the middle of the park in his absence.

Still, the Kenya international has certainly had his impressive moments, including scoring a stunning goal in his side’s 2-2 draw at Anfield earlier this year.

Should Liverpool sign him?

They certainly should do, and he could be the final piece of their team jigsaw.

Having strengthened in central defence with the addition of Virgil van Dijk during the January transfer window, one of the positions left that the Merseyside outfit need to strengthen in is the defensive midfield role, and a player that can sit in front of the back and protect them when is needed.

Captain Jordan Henderson is doing that duty right now and while he is impressing Reds fans on Twitter with his displays, but you can’t help but feel that Wanyama would be more suited to the role.

The impressive defensive records of both Southampton and Tottenham when he has been playing regularly in recent years prove how influential he can be at the back.