Even with the arrival of Virgil Van Dijk, if there’s one area Liverpool still need to really bolster, it’s in the centre of defence.

Dejan Lovren still remains a liability, and while Joel Matip has been solid, there is a need for decent backup, and it appears that Jürgen Klopp is already on the case, according to BILD.

The German newspaper explain the Reds ‘are supposedly’ tracking Stuttgart’s Benjamin Pavard, and, if they are, will be providing competition to the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal, also said to be interested.

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Since leaving France for Germany, the 21-year-old’s stock has risen drastically over the past couple of years, helped by a recent call-up to the France squad, during which he earned himself two caps.

However, such talent comes at a price, and Stuttgart’s director of football has made it clear that even a €30m bid wouldn’t make the Bundesliga side flinch, such is their desire to keep their starlet.

We’ll have to see where this goes, but it’s an option that makes a lot of sense.