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Report: Liverpool target Manuel Akanji - Klopp can help

Liverpool are in need of reinforcements at the back. The Reds have found themselves short staffed in defence after they began with a riskily slender roster, one which was scythed down by knee injuries. Many believe Michael Edwards could move as early as January. According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool have shown an interest in Manuel Akanji.

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Liverpool centre back problems

This season has been a nightmare for the physio department.

Liverpool began the season with just three senior centre backs and by mid November they were down to one.

Virgil van Dijk ruptured his ACL in the Merseyside Derby whilst Joe Gomez suffered a knee injury on international duty.

Liverpool target Manuel Akanji

Fans and pundits alike have urged Liverpool to move in January.

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They believe that the squad needs reinforcements at the back, insisting that we can’t keep relying on inexperienced youngsters.

The Daily Mail has claimed that Liverpool are looking at Manuel Akanji of Borussia Dortmund.

The German giants paid around £16m to sign him from Basel in 2018.

Liverpool previous interest in Manuel Akanji

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Liverpool linked with Akanji.

The Independent reported in December 2017 that the Reds were considering a move for the Swiss star.

It was claimed that the defender was a target if Liverpool failed to land Virgil van Dijk.

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Jürgen Klopp could certainly help Liverpool land Akanji.

The German has clout with the Bundesliga side having enjoyed a dazzling, trophy laden spell at the helm.

At 25-years-old he certainly fits the profile of a Liverpool signing and given the on field struggles at Dortmund at the moment we could get a good price.

This story certainly won’t go away any time soon.

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