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5 centre-backs who could fix Liverpool's leaky defence

Here are some players who could go some way towards curing Liverpool's recent defensive malaise.

With Liverpool's defence subject to much speculation, several centre-half targets have been speculated about and touted as potential antidotes to Jürgen Klopp's defensive malaise. However, it is important to note that the ideal CB partner for Matip would require a particular and complex skill set to thrive at Anfield.

Klopp notoriously stated towards the end of the transfer window that there were few options available that would improve on his current first-choice pairing of Matip and Lovren. “Look out there and tell me five that would make us stronger, five. Then you win a prize! It’s difficult how it is,” he said.

Joe Gomez has been promoted into the first-team in Nathaniel Clyne's absence but despite impressing at centre-half for England in recent friendly fixtures, it is yet to be seen whether Gomez presents the much needed antidote to Klopp's defensive dilemma.

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