Date: 15th May 2018 at 4:35pm
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OPINION

One of Jurgen Klopp’s top priorities this summer will be bringing in another centre-back to partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of his Liverpool defence.

Dejan Lovren has had a few storming games alongside the Netherlands international, but those have been interspersed with several horror shows that have at times threatened to derail the Reds’ season.

Klopp must look to bring in a defender of far greater consistency than Lovren, who can slot in alongside van Dijk and give Liverpool the strong defence they need to challenge on multiple fronts.

According to the Mirror, Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire is to consider his future at the club following the World Cup, where he is set to star for England.

The 25-year-old was named the Foxes player of the season after a fantastic first year following a £17million move from Hull City last summer.

His form for Leicester has seen him force his way into Gareth Southgate’s England team, with Maguire earning four caps so far ahead of the World Cup, where he is in the frame for a starting spot.

The Mirror claim that Premier League champions Manchester City are interested in his signature, and there are other ‘big hitters’ in the hunt as well.

Liverpool better be one of those other sides in pursuit, and if they are not, then they must hijack City’s interest and swoop for the 6ft 4in colossus after the World Cup.

The right-footed enforcer would be the perfect partner for van Dijk, with the Reds to have to centre-backs who are comfortable on the ball.

That would allow them to play out from the back like no other team in the division, and would open up another world of possibilities going forward.

Importantly, Maguire is also a robust defender, and he would bring massive consistency to the Reds backline after he completed every single minute of Leicester’s 2017/18 Premier League season.

A move for Maguire is a no-brainer for the Reds this summer, and they would be serious contenders for the 2018/19 title if they complete a swoop for him.