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25th Mar, 2017 | 2:31pm

Liverpool fans react on Twitter after reported interest in Premier League defender

By Will Butcher

Liverpool fans would be very happy with the signing of Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson after taking to Twitter to post their thoughts on the reported interest in the defender.

The Sun claim Jurgen Klopp’s side are just one of a number of sides reportedly interested in signing the commanding defender, after he was called up to England’s squad to face Lithuania.

Gibson, 24, has been a rare shining light in Middlesbrough’s side this season, starring at the back for his boyhood club despite Boro sitting in 19th place.

It is believed the Reds will be hoping to use Gibson’s former Boro teammate Jonathan Woodgate in an attempt to lure the defender to Anfield, with Woodgate working as a scout on Merseyside.

Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter after hearing of the news that Gibson was on their summer shortlist, with many in agreement that he would be a strong addition should Klopp sign him.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Boro have the sixth strongest defence in the Premier League at the moment despite sitting second from the bottom, with Gibson playing an integral part.

The Reds could look to bring a defender to Anfield in the summer, with the likes of Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan struggling to keep their Premier League rivals out.

In other Liverpool news, Luis Garcia has revealed where he thinks the Reds can finish this season.

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