Liverpool ready to pay £27m for 6 ft 3 defender

By | December 24, 2020

Liverpool could reportedly be set to secure services of Ajax centre-back Perr Schuurs in January as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his injury-stricken team.

Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are both out for an extended period following serious injuries, and six others are currently on the treatment table.

As a result, the Mersyeside Reds head coach could turn his attention to Schuurs, who has been valued at around £27 million by Dutch giants, according to journalist Mike Verweij, speaking to De Telegraaf.

The Merseyside Reds Champions League clash with the Eredivisie leaders last night was the perfect opportunity for Klopp to assess Schuurs as he weighs up the possibility of a move for the centre-back.

Schuurs has been a starter in the Ajax defensive end this campaign, playing 14 appearances across all competitions out of a possible 15.

Meanwhile,Liverpool are reportedly weighing up an ambitious swoop for a Tottenham centre-half to solve their defensive crisis, the reports in Spain say.

Jurgen Klopp’s outfit have been rocked by a spate of injuries suffered by the defensive stars.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are all currently sidelined.

Only the England full-back is expected to play a meaningful part in the season going forward.

The news has sparked debate as to whether the Reds will remedy their woes with a January splash.