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Liverpool complete signing of defender, club confirm arrival and loan spell

Liverpool have long been criticised for their defensive failings, but the Reds are seemingly acting on it with another defender joining the club.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have conceded 31 goals in 26 Premier League games so far this season, which for a club looking to compete for major honours simply isn’t good enough.

Especially when you compare that to the 18 goals conceded by Man Utd and 19 for league leaders Man City, it shows that they’re well off the pace of where they need to be in that specific department.

As per BBC Sport, the Merseyside giants splashed out a world-record £75m fee for a defender to bring in Virgil van Dijk last month, and while the Dutchman can’t fix the problem alone, he is expected to make a significant difference.

It appears as though Liverpool are also considering the long-term future too, as the club have confirmed on their official site that they’ve completed the signing of 18-year-old defender Anderson Arroyo from Fortaleza CEIF.

However, given his age and lack of experience at the top level, Liverpool have opted to send him out on loan to Real Mallorca for 18 months, which is a very sensible idea to help him acclimatise to life in Europe and continue his development with regular playing time.

As a result, it’s a long-term project for the Reds and if he’s been given the green light to join the club, Klopp will undoubtedly be hoping that he can come back to Anfield in 18 months time a better player and one capable of at least pushing for a spot in the senior squad under his stewardship.

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