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Is Harry Maguire the missing piece of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool puzzle?

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Is Harry Maguire the missing piece of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool puzzle?

The Leicester City star is currently being pursued by Manchester United.

Liverpool look set to finally make a firm assault on the Premier League title this season and have had arguably the best transfer window out of any side in the league this summer.

However, Anfield legend Phil Thompson still believes the Reds are one top-class centre back away from bringing home their first ever Premier League trophy.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Thompson stated that for Liverpool to be a real force this season, they should move for England World Cup hero Harry Maguire before the window shuts.

This is perhaps something Jurgen Klopp should consider going into the new season, especially given current centre back Dejan Lovren’s inconsistency in the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

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Maguire wouldn’t be available on the cheap, however, and Leicester reportedly want a world-record fee for the defender if he is to leave them during this window.

“With one more centre-back, Liverpool can be a real force; I’d be looking at snatching Harry Maguire from under Manchester United’s noses.”

Former Liverpool captain, Phil Thompson, speaking ahead of the new Premier League season.

It might be a bit of a long shot for Liverpool to come in last minute and capture the England international’s signature from Leicester City, although stranger things have happened during the last week of the summer transfer window.

Jurgen Klopp’s side currently have the worlds most expensive defender in Virgil Van Dijk, and the Dutchman has settled perfectly into life at Anfield since joining last January, but there are still questions around who will be his long-term centre back partner.

So could Liverpool launch a last minute bid for Maguire this week, as Thompson is urging them to do? It’s highly unlikely, although it would be fascinating to see how well Van Dijk and Maguire would play together.

Maguire’s ability to cruise forward and start attacks from the back with ease matched with the Dutchman’s cool, calm and collected sitting back nature is the ideal remedy for any defence to have.

Perhaps the Leicester City defender could be the last piece of the Klopp jigsaw for the Merseyside club to have a season to remember.

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