Tottenham Hotspur have been scouting the Bayer Leverkusen centre-half Jonathan Tah, who according to a report in The Mirror, could be available for £35million.

But if Liverpool want to be taken seriously next season and become Premier League champions then this is the sort of player they need to be looking at.

Under Jurgen Klopp, the Reds have become renowned for their exciting attack, which has been bettered only by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

But had the German manager resolved their long-standing defensive issues before the season began, we could have all been looking at a two-horse race rather than the City domination we are now witnessing.

Rumours are already rife about which midfielders and forwards will be arriving at Anfield this summer but if Liverpool were to channel their energies on the rearguard, which has been their problem area for some time now, we could be looking at the future champions.

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In Tah, there is the ideal partner for Virgil van Dijk.

The 6ft 3in defender has fantastic postitional sense, and as well as great tackling and passing ability, he is comfortable on the ball too.

Up to now Klopp has switched between Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren to partner van Dijk, and while both have grown in confidence since the Dutchman’s arrival, there remains a feeling that an error is just waiting to happen.

Tottenham are thought to want the German defender but Liverpool ought to step in now and signal their championship credentials.

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