Liverpool eye up swoop for Bundesliga international ace in January – report
By Alex Stevens
Jurgen Klopp is looking to strengthen his defence in January and is eying up a move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that despite the form of Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip, Liverpool will look to shore up their defence further in a bid to land their first ever Premier League title.
Jonathan Tah, 20, has impressed for the Bundesliga team since joining them in a £7million deal from Hamburg in the summer of 2015.
He has made 60 appearances across all competitions, and has already won two caps for Germany, most recently in the 2-0 win against Finland in August.
He’s under contract with the German giants until 2020 and it would be tough to get them to sell in the January window.
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The Mirror quote Rudi Voller, Leverkusen’s sporting director as saying, “Jonathan belongs to a new generation of centre-backs who are very good footballers.”
Lucas Leiva played at centre-back in Liverpool’s last Premier League game against Watford, after Dejan Lovren picked up a virus.
He got the nod ahead of Ragnar Klavan in only his second Premier League start of the season.
Liverpool won the game easily, smashing Watford 6-1, and Klopp will be very happy with his side’s attacking prowess as they sit on top of the league with 30 goals scored – the most of any side this season.
However, his side have only kept one clean sheet in the Premier League this season, in the 0-0 draw with Manchester United, and it’s an area Klopp will be looking to improve in the second half of the campaign.
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