Liverpool’s main priority is signing a new centre-back, fans react

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.

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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.