Anfield looking for more reliable defensive line.
Manchester United are the latest big name club to be linked with highly rated Danish defender Simon Kjaer.
The 20-year-old defender is winning rave reviews for his performances at Italian side Palermo, as well as for his performances in the World Cup qualifiers for Denmark.
Now it’s the turn of Manchester United to be linked with the defender, according to Tuttomercatoweb.com.
Kjaer is a self-confessed Liverpool fan, but admitted that it would not stand in the way of a potential move to Old Trafford.
“If United just had two defenders whilst Liverpool had three, I would choose United without hesitation,” Kjaer said in October.
Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to strengthen his defence with the long-term fitness of Rio Ferdinand still in question, and Kjaer is one of a number of defender to be linked with the Old Trafford club.
“It does not help to choose with the heart in that kind of situation. I am a professional.” The Danish defender is believed to have a minimum fee release clause in the region of £11 million in his contract. (Give Me Football)
Lets face it, our defence has been nothing short of shocking this season. We struggle to deal with the most basic elements of the game and whichever pairing we place in front of Pepe Reina, they consistently fail to deal with a ball into the box.
Last season we conceded just 27 goals all season and already after just 12 games we have allowed our opponents to score 18 times and most of those were down to our centre backs switching off.
Simon Kjaer is supposed to be the next big thing and perhaps the addition of a top notch defender will scare our defenders into actually performing well. The Palermo man is a much wanted man and as this source suggests, Man United are also looking to capture the Danish international, which shows that we are talking about a top notch performer so hopefully we could convince the Serie A man that he would be better placed coming to the team he supports rather than to Old Trafford.