Live pieces are the best, especially when they happen after a game. Not when they happen after a loss though. Throughout this window, Liverpool fans have clamoured for a signing if not more. Someone to help get the hype train rolling but it does not seem to be happening, despite these daily pieces being written up. But a 2-3 home loss to Swansea who had never won at Anfield before could change things. But will it? I do not think so but it is obvious that Liverpool need a better defensive partnership than Lovren and Klavan. And maybe pushing Milner further up the pitch and signing a LB would help create Solidity amongst the defence. I am going to mention 2 players that I think Liverpool should sign to help steady a sinking ship that is Liverpool’s defence. These won’t necessarily be players that we are linked to but players that I feel would flourish at Liverpool and help the team’s defensive woes.
Kostas Manolas – Roma
Roma have a fantastic CB in the name of Kostas Manolas. The 25 year old Greek International is a very quick powerhouse of a CB and one that could be swayed by the glitz and glamour of the Premier League. TransferMarkt have the current Roma CB as valued at £23.8mil. A price that I would say is very underwhelming when it comes to a genuine world class CB. Flourishing in Roma’s team, he is a standout player for the team and would be someone who would fit in perfectly when it comes to Liverpool’s defensive line-up. Imagine him alongside Joel Matip for Liverpool…the mouth does start watering. Liverpool’s defensive problem is well known so why not spend a lot to eradicate a problem?
Jonas Hector is a name all too familiar to Liverpool fans as we were linked with him this past Summer Transfer Window but his name should not have gone away. Chelsea have been linked with him since Conte’s arrival and this is something that should not be allowed. Cannot allow a fantastic player like Hector leave for a rival club. The 26 year old is valued at £12m which, again, can be considered a steal, especially for a fully fledged German International. A defence of Clyne, Matip, Manolas and Hector could be solid in theory and, for under £40mil, relatively cheap compared to what some clubs spend.