Liverpool Boss Ready To Splash More Cash To Land Defender

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Liverpool are no strangers to spending big money.

This summer, they’ve kept up their annual raid on Southampton by taking Sadio Mane for over £30m, and also signed Gini Wijnaldum from Newcastle United for £25m.

Add Ragnar Klavan and Loris Karius into the mix, and the Reds have spent over £60m this summer – and they’re not done yet.

Despite adding experienced Estonian Klavan to his defence, Klopp still has worries about the left back position, currently occupied by Alberto Moreno.

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Moreno is one of those modern day full backs who attacks twice as well as he defends, and his German boss is looking at two players as potential replacements for the former Sevilla defender.

The first is AC Milan’s Mattia De Sciglio, who has long been one of the brightest young defenders in Europe.

The 23-year-old has been part of Milan’s first team for five years, and has 26 caps for Italy since coming through the youth ranks at his boyhood club.

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A fee around £16m is enough for the Italian giants to sell, and it’s thought they’d be willing to do so in order to keep star striker Carlos Bacca, as they look to make a push for the Champions League next season.

Despite being right footed, De Sciglio has spent plenty of time playing left back for Milan, and is more than comfortable there.

Should Klopp fancy an old fashioned left footed left back, PSV’s Jetro Willems could be the man.

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Available for a similar price to De Sciglio, the speedy Dutch international would fit in nicely at Anfield, having played with fellow new signing Wijnaldum for the Netherlands national team.

And it looks like Willems is aware of the interest, if his recent Twitter activity is anything to go by:

‘See each other again soon’ could be the clearest sign that Liverpool are in the market for a left back, which is bad news for Alberto Moreno, but good news for football fans who dislike footballers with top knots.

Every cloud and all that.