Liverpool can sign defensive target for £27m

Virgil Van Dijk-Liverpool

Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Ajax defender Perr Schuurs.

The 21-year-old defender impressed against Liverpool in the Champions League earlier this season and the Reds are thought to be keen on signing him in order to cope with their defensive crisis.

Virgil van Dijk has been ruled out for the season with a knee injury and Joe Gomez is sidelined for several months as well.

It is important that Jurgen Klopp brings in a quality defender when the transfer window reopens in January if the Reds want to defend their Premier League Crown this season.

The Ajax defender is highly rated around Europe and he has a big future ahead of him.

Jurgen Klopp could help him fulfil his potential and develop into a top-class defender in future.

According to reports, the Dutch club value him at 27 million pounds and Liverpool will be allowed to sign him if they are willing to meet the asking price.

It will be interesting to see if the Premier League champions decide to shell out that kind of money for the youngster next month.

The Reds are still in the title race despite their shocking injury crisis and the club hierarchy should look to back Jurgen Klopp in the market signing a quality defender like Perr Schuurs.

Jurgen Klopp has helped several talented youngsters develop into first-team stars over the years and he could do the same with the Ajax defender.

The youngster is likely to be attracted to the idea of moving to Anfield this season and it will be interesting to see  how the situation develops over the next few weeks.