Liverpool started off as a dominant force in the transfer window, but the last few weeks have gone relatively quiet on that front.
Jurgen Klopp reacted to the team’s disappointing Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid by shocking everyone with the signing of Fabinho from Monaco.
The news then swiftly turned to Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir, who was tipped as Philippe Coutinho’s successor, but the proposed transfer fell through.
A handful of goalkeepers have also emerged in the gossip pages following Loris Karius’s horror show in Kiev, but no deals have been struck just yet.
One area of the pitch that has not seen much attention since the transfer window opened is the defence, but according to The Guardian, the club’s priority is to bring in a new centre-back to partner Virgil van Dijk.
Dejan Lovren currently holds that role, but he has not always convinced on the pitch, much like teammates Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan.
The publication states that Harry Maguire, James Tarkowski and Jamaal Lascelles are among the targets.
Liverpool fans have tweeted their thoughts on these claims that signing a defender is a priority.
We don’t need another centre half this season .. it’s goalkeeper and playmaker with a reserve for our front 3 for rotation we need most…
— Antony Bonner (@antbon1978) June 21, 2018
Imagine alderweireld back there with van dijk…
— Heezy (@teamNadeem) June 21, 2018
A CB should be one of the top priorities but with the names cited, I’d rather stick with Lovren and Matip to partner VVD.
— Choon Yau (@choonyau11) June 21, 2018
especially since none of them are world class ?
— FPL_Scientist ?????? (@FPLscientist) June 21, 2018
Diego Godin for me all day long
— Tony (@welshredman) June 21, 2018
Tbh I totally agree that a cb partner should be our number 1 priority!
— Sean McColl (@Sean_McColl) June 21, 2018
I think we’re on the lookout but not a priority of any sorts. Agree with the article it’ll be a 10 and a keeper first. Then and only then we might look at CB. Matip will go I think if this happens.
— Gray ? (@GraemeMurphy85) June 21, 2018
Another CB is needed imo. Not sure about Matip, Gomez is a little bit away from being a serious option. GK and additions to the forwards are crucial
— Damien (@Red_07) June 21, 2018
Hope it’s true!
— Norway guy (@stevensellick) June 21, 2018