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"Yes please"Twitter divided as Liverpool linked with Manuel Akanji

Liverpool have once again been in the gossip columns. The Reds are in dire need of reinforcements at the back and the papers are having plenty of fun linking us with every centre back under the sun. Twitter has reacted to rumours of Liverpool interest in Manuel Akanji of Borussia Dortmund.

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Liverpool short of numbers

The Reds started the season with just three centre backs in teh senior squad.

Dejan Lovren was sold and not replaced in the summer, a move many questioned the wisdom of.

The gamble backfired massively. Virgil van Dijk ruptured his ACL in the Merseyside Derby.

Joe Gomez picked up a knee problem during England training.

Joel Matip has been the last man standing, holding the fort alongside a parade of youngsters and makeshift midfielders.

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Although Rhys Williams and Fabinho have been impressive this term, some corners believe that we should shift the Brazilian back into the midfield.

Liverpool linked with Manuel Akanji

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

The Swiss defender joined the German giants for £16m in 2018.

This isn’t the first time the Reds have been linked with him either.

The Independent reported in 2017 that Michael Edwards was contemplating a move for the then Basel star if the Reds failed to land Virgil van Dijk.

Twitter divided on Akanji links

Some fans just want Dayot Upamecano.

Matts Hummels has also been requested.

In fact, a number of other potential signings.

But the signing does have some backers.

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