Liverpool ‘could sign Perr Schuurs for £27m in January’

Liverpool could reportedly be set to sign Ajax defender Perr Schuurs in January as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his injury-stricken squad.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both out for an extended period with serious injuries, and six others are currently on the treatment table.

As a result, the Reds head coach could turn his attention to 21-year-old Dutchman Schuurs, who has been valued at around £27 million by Ajax, according to Dutch journalist Mike Verweij, speaking to De Telegraaf.

Liverpool’s Champions League clash with the Eredivisie leaders tonight is the perfect opportunity for Klopp to assess Schuurs as he weighs up the possibility of a move for the centre-back.

Schuurs has been a regular fixture in the Ajax back-line this season, making 13 appearances across all competitions out of a possible 14.