If there’s one area of the Liverpool team that you’d think doesn’t need a lot of tinkering with this summer, it’s the defence.
It came as something as a surprise, then, when the Reds were linked with an audacious move for Real Madrid centre back Sergio Ramos by Spanish outlet AS on Friday.
Luckily for the Reds faithful, that doesn’t seem to be a move that the club are actually pursuing. The Daily Mirror claimed on Saturday that they had been informed by a club source that there is 0% chance of Liverpool signing Ramos because he doesn’t fit the profile of player manager Jurgen Klopp wants.
That sounds a bit more like it, doesn’t it? There’s no need for Klopp to rock the boat by bringing the volatile Spaniard to Anfield. Yes, he’s a serial winner, but he’s only up for grabs because he’s had a huge falling out with the Madrid president. Is that the sort of character Liverpool need?
He’s a wonderful footballer, undoubtedly one of the best centre backs of his generation, but Klopp’s got his stance spot on here. There’s simply no need to sign someone like Ramos at the moment.
Firstly, the 6ft Madrid star [Source: Transfermarkt] is 33 years of age. Secondly, he’ll be on massive wages and will only be at his peak for another year or two. Thirdly, and most importantly, he’s unlikely to be particularly popular amongst the Liverpool squad after his antics in last season’s Champions League final.
The Mirror’s report insisted that that wasn’t the reason why the Reds aren’t in for Ramos, but it’s surely a contributing factor on some level.
No, Klopp’s team are better off without the veteran defender. They’re doing pretty well without him after all, aren’t they?