Liverpool were shaky at the back last season and Klopp failed to adequately strengthen his defense in the summer transfer window.
The German boss sold a quality center half in the form of Mamadou Sakho, who joined Crystal Palace on deadline day. On the other hand, the Reds only lured Andrew Robertson from Hull to reinforce the defense
Not to forget, first choice right back Clyne is out injured and will not be able to feature in the group stages of the Champions League for the Anfield club. Fortunately, the likes of Trent and Joe have stepped up in the absence of Clyne.
Henderson has mainly performed the duties of a defensive midfielder but he is not a specialist play breaker. In such a scenario, the Reds must splash the cash to strengthen things at the back in the January transfer window if they are to seriously challenge for big prizes.
Liverpool were mainly linked with Virgil van Dijk in the summer window but the Saints opted to keep him. Reports (Telegraph) suggest that the Reds are still interested in signing the $78million rated star and in all fairness, they have to splash the cash to secure is signature in January.
Liverpool were lucky in the CL draw and should be considered favorites to qualify for the next round. In the KO stages of the competition, just a single away goal can change the balance of the tie completely and the five time European Champions are weak at the back.
Klopp needs a leader in his back line and Van Dijk would be the perfect man for that role. He is widely regarded as one of the best central defenders in the Premier League and the former Dortmund boss must lure him in the winter transfer window.
As per the provided Telegraph link, Southampton intend to hold on to him until at least next summer.
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