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Liverpool's Squad Review - Who Stays and Who Goes in Defence

Thursday 21st June 2018

The first section on Liverpool's status going into the close season dealt with the goalkeepers.  Now, it's time for the rearguard. It’s no secret the Reds haven’t had the best defence in the league for some time. In most seasons, it's been their Achilles heel.

When Jurgen Klopp arrived in 2016, he brought some new faces intended to change how the back line played. One was Joel Matip, a central defender from Schalke. Similarly, this January, he brought in Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton in a £75 million pound deal, making him the most expensive defender ever. But after two years at the helm, where does Klopp’s defence stand?

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Sayantan Dasgupta

Sayantan is a professional writer and freelance sports journalist writing for ItsRoundandItsWhite.co.uk, RealSports101, Sportskeeda and Open Veins of Football. He loves covering the Premier League and the Indian Super League and follows Manchester United and ATK (ISL).

He appreciates pragmatic football and unlike most, understands that the football's beauty lies not only in attack, but the balance between defense and attack. However, he does not forget the love, the flair, and drama of football. When not engulfed in the Premier League or the ISL, he loves to watch Italian Serie A and La Liga.

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