The summer rumour mill is only going to increase, now, in terms of numbers of stories being produced over the coming weeks.

Indeed, with the Reds hopefully going to be in the Champions League next season there can be no doubt that the amount of links with the club are going to shoot up in number.

Of course, they never really go away completely and we’ve seen some rumble on for much of the season with certain areas getting pinpointed as weaker than others.

For sure, defence has been certainly identified as needing improvement and that has duly been reflected by reports that have come our recently.

Time, then, to take a look at the new defensive line if the stories are to be believed…