Just hours after star defender Joe Gomez to an ACL injury, Jurgen Klopp lost another Liverpool star with Danny Ings suffering a season-ending injury as well. As a result, the new Anfield boss has decided to target a defensive leader to fill the void.
Ranocchia is currently in his sixth season with Inter Milan and is coming off a year where he played 33 Serie A matches, the highest total of his career. At 1.95m (6’5″) Ranocchia would also be one of the most physically imposing defenders at Anfield.
Klopp historically has shown a preference for using four defenders in his scheme, and the loss of Gomez will likely make Ranocchia the first of many potential defensive targets for the new Liverpool boss in the weeks to come.
Liverpool will not have a chance to start making serious roster changes until the next transfer window opens.
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