According to the Mirror, Liverpool have had a bid rejected for Gary Medel.

Liverpool got their 2016/17 Premier League campaign off to a perfect start with a 4-3 start over Arsenal at the Emirates stadium. The game was a classic mixture of superb attacking play thwarted by the Reds’ own defensive insecurities.

One of these insecurities being Alberto Moreno and his apparent inability to hold a defensive line resulting in Walcott scoring for Arsenal just 69 seconds after he missed a penalty given away by Liverpool’s Spanish left-back. Another positional cause for concern is the squad’s lack of a quality defensive-midfielder. This gaping hole in the centre of the park often leaves the side’s back four horridly exposed.

One such solution to the issue could be Gary Medel who played for Cardiff City in the 2013/14 season and has since been playing for Intern Milan in Italy. He would bring a tenacity to the the Liverpool squad which is lacking aswell as offering a measure of protection for the back four which has been missing since Javier Mascherano left for Barcelona.

A specialist defensive-midfielder will be most useful against sides like Manchester City and Arsenal where Liverpool need to absorb a large amount of pressure. On Sunday at the Emirates this type of player was clearly missing with Jordan Henderson, a natural box-to-box midfielder, having to play holding midfielder for the Reds.

The result was that Arsenal midfielders were able to play between the lines far more often than is appropriate.

According to the Mirror, Liverpool have already had a bid rejected by Inter Milan for the Chilean destroyer. However, should a deal materialize for Medel then it would be shrewd business for Liverpool given the lack of quality currently at defensive midfield.

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