Liverpool started the Premier League campaign well by earning 7 points from their first three games. However, the Reds could only win once in September and started this month with a draw against Newcastle.
In the last 7 games in all competitions, the Merseysiders have only won once mainly because Klopp has failed to solve the defensive concerns.
In such a scenario, Liverpool must splash the cash and finally sign a top defender once the winter transfer window opens in January.
The German manager desperately needed to sign a strong center half in the summer transfer window but could not lure one. He was chasing the signature of Virgil van Dijk but the Saints did not allow him to leave.
According to reports (The Times), Van Dijk wanted to join Liverpool in the summer window and the Reds were even prepared to pay 70 million pounds for his services. As it stands, Paul Joyce of the Times has claimed that the Dutch star wants to leave in the January transfer window and in my opinion, Liverpool have to secure his signing to sort things at the back once and for all.
Failure to lure a top defender is haunting Liverpool, who have already conceded 12 goals in 7 Premier League games so far. With that shaky a back line, the fans can forget about winning the title. Virgil is one of the best defensive leaders in the Premier League, who can solve the defensive conundrum for Klopp.
Van Dijk was injured in the second half of the last campaign and after recovering, he has featured in 2 PL games for the Saints this season. His current deal with the club will expire in 2022 and he earns around $86,000-a-week (Star).
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