Liverpool target strong tackling Ligue 1 centre-back

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Anfield side chase Lille defender.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has set his sights on Lille defender Simon Kjaer as he seeks to strengthen his Anfield defence according to the Metro.


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The is growing speculation over Martin Skrtel’s future at the club, with the Slovakian having just a year to run on his current contract, and new signing Dejan Lovren has proven inconsistent since moving to Liverpool and as such a move for a central defender would perhaps be a sensible transfer to consider.

26 year old Kjaer first rose to prominence with Palermo, before moving to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in 2010, and also enjoyed a loan season at AS Roma before moving to Lille in the summer of 2013.

Last term Lille secured a fine top three finish and their rock solid defence was key to this success, however this term the Stade Pierre-Mauroy side have struggled and are down in eighth spot and as such Kjaer may well be considering his options.