The Reds have been suspect at the back for much of the Premier League season, and it’s been more evident in recent times than ever before.
They shipped three against a goal-shy Swansea a few weeks ago, and have since been unable to keep clean sheets against Southampton, Wolves, and Chelsea, although the reintroduction of Joel Matip should go some way to helping their issues at the back.
However, many felt that Klopp needed to bring another defender in, and one the club were linked with earlier in the season was Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah.
The 20-year-old moved to the Bundesliga side in 2015, and has since played 67 times for the club over one-and-a-half seasons, helping them to a third place finish in the German top-flight last term.
The German international is extremely highly-rated in his homeland, although he confirmed last month that he wanted to stay at Leverkusen, which all but ended Liverpool’s hopes of bringing him to Anfield.
Reports have suggested that both Arsenal and Chelsea attempted to bring Torino striker Andrea Belotti to England in January.
Liverpool were also thought to be monitoring Belotti’s form in Serie A, especially with Daniel Sturridge’s future at Anfield far from certain, yet the Reds did not get a deal done for a striker who has scored 14 goals in just 19 league games this season.
Belotti has already beaten his best-ever goal-scoring season this term, and with three goals in just five appearances for Italy last year, he is clearly a player with huge potential and bright future in the game.
At the age of 23, he would have been perfect for Liverpool both in the present, and indeed for the future.