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5 defensive midfielders Liverpool should target in the summer

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14 Mar 2018, 23:10 IST

Liverpool v West Ham United - Premier League
Jurgen Klopp will be a busy man in the summer

Arsenal, Swansea City, and most recently against Manchester United; there are a countless number of games when Liverpool dropped crucial points due to their reckless defensive errors.

No doubt Liverpool's back line is at a fault for that, but the huge gap between Liverpool's defence and the midfield is a bigger weakness which opponents expose and subsequently rob away crucial points from the Reds.

They currently lack a destroyer in their team, who can break the opposing attacks and work as a shield for the defenders. They missed that figure in their team ever since Javier Mascherano left the club in 2010. They had Lucas Leiva on their team until last year, but he never got a run in the team due to his injuries.

However, with the summer transfer window lurking, we are here with a list of five players who can fill in that position and can make Reds unstoppable next season

#5 Victor Wanyama

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Victor Wanyama will add defensive steel to Liverpool's midfield

Strong, athletic and intelligent, Victor Wanyama has everything you can demand from a defensive midfielder.

Although he has been struggling with injuries this season and has made only three starts, that doesn't take away the fact that he is amongst the Premier League's best when he is fit and in form. He played the important role in Spurs second-place finish last season and he also was one of their best performers.

The 26-year-old will bring strength and provide defensive steel into Liverpool's midfield. He is a great tackler and will do the job of the tough guy for Liverpool.

However, it will be interesting to see whether Tottenham will be willing to sell their important player to the rival club. Liverpool will need to make a massive bid to make Spurs think twice about the offer.

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