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Signing Matthijs de Ligt would make Liverpool a force for years to come

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Signing Matthijs de Ligt would make Liverpool a force for years to come

The Ajax man is set to be the subject of a bidding war.

Liverpool became the newly-crowned Champions of Europe on Saturday when they defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League Final.

The Reds bounced back from the disappointment of last season when they lost to Real Madrid in the showpiece final; claiming their sixth trophy in the competition.

For Jurgen Klopp the challenge now is simple; ensure that Liverpool remain in the hunt for silverware for years to come.

After finishing with 97 points in the Premier League, the Reds were pipped to the post by Manchester City and Klopp knows his team must remain competitive with Pep Guardiola’s team.

According to Spanish news outlet Sport, Liverpool are one of several Premier League teams in the hunt for Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt.

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The Dutch defender is set to be auctioned by his current club and he looks set to sign for whichever team bids the most for his services.

 

The Mirror has reported a £75 million offer from Juventus for the teenager, indicating the sort of money it will take to prise him away from the Johan Cruyff Arena.

The missing link

Liverpool must act and blow their rivals out of the water to secure the youngster. Alongside Virgil van Dijk he can become the best defender in the world and he would be a quality addition for the Reds.

Joel Matip has been brilliant for Liverpool this season but he isn’t really a long-term solution. At 27, he could still play a part in the squad but he’s not in the same bracket as the Ajax man.

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The 19-year-old could have ten years at Anfield, if not longer and he could claim trophies galore.

It is hard to pick fault with Klopp’s squad after such a quality season. The signing of de Ligt, however, could prove to be the final piece of his jigsaw when it comes to the Premier League title.

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