Liverpool plot January transfer move to shore up Jurgen Klopp’s defence

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Liverpool will reportedly consider a move for Hoffenheim defender Niklas Sule in the January transfer window in order to strengthen their defence.

According to The Sun, the Premier League giants missed out on the 21-year-old in the summer, but are not wasting any time in renewing their interest in him and will hope to wrap up a deal in the New Year.

It’s claimed that Klopp is still keen on the German centre-half, and he’s prepared to be forced to spend big in order to land his signature.

Sule helped the German Olympic team to the final of the 2016 Games this past summer, and despite being just 21 years of age, has 80 league appearances to his name already for Hoffenheim.

In turn, he will hope to continue to develop his all-round game and improve, and Klopp will be keen to ensure that he’s the man to oversee that process if the above report is to be believed.

The Reds boss added Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip to his squad in the summer transfer window to bolster his defensive options, but he’s still perhaps looking at ways to add quality to his backline moving forward with a long-term option for the club.

Scoring goals hasn’t been an issue for Liverpool with 16 scored in six Premier League games so far this season, but they have let nine in, which is the most of any side in the top seven in the English top flight.

As a result, the numbers don’t lie and so perhaps Klopp would be well advised to consider bringing in Sule, or another defensive alternative to shore things up at the back.

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