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5 players who could help Liverpool win their first Premier League title

Ben Winfield
ANALYST
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8.58K   //    09 Jan 2019, 09:30 IST

Klopp may be looking to strengthen his squad this month
Klopp may be looking to strengthen his squad this month

It is fair to say that this is the best chance Liverpool have had to win the Premier League. The Reds are four points clear at the top of the table, and have lost just one league game all season. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in excellent form since August, and despite starting the season as second favourites behind Manchester City, they go into the final 17 games in pole position at the top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool will also be hoping to go one better in the Champions League, having been beaten 3-1 in the final by Real Madrid last season. After sneaking through their group with a win over Napoli, the Merseyside giants have been drawn against German champions Bayern Munich in the round of 16. 

There have been some real star performers for the Reds so far this season. Virgil van Dijk has made a real difference since moving to Anfield, while the front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have continued to produce excellent performances.

Cracks have begun to appear in the last couple of weeks though. Liverpool lost their first league game of the season against Manchester City last week, with Leroy Sane netting City’s winner. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round, losing 2-1 away to Wolves. 

Jurgen Klopp may be looking to strengthen his squad in January, as he looks to take his side to their first Premier League title. They do lack the squad depth that Manchester City have, so that may be an area he may be focussing on. 

Here are five men Liverpool could target this month. 


#1 Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

Koulibaly is one of the world's top centre backs
Koulibaly is one of the world's top centre backs

This is probably the dream signing for Jurgen Klopp this January. Despite the impressive form of Virgil van Dijk since he moved to Anfield this time last year, there is still a feeling that Liverpool may be vulnerable at the back. Joe Gomez made a very good start to the season, but he is currently out injured, while Dejan Lovren, who put in a poor performance against Manchester City, went off injured against Wolves.

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Klopp will then be undoubtedly looking at bringing a centre back to the club to partner van Dijk while those two are out, and Koulibaly is certainly someone capable of doing the job.

The Napoli man is currently one of the top defenders in the world, and he could help create a formidable partnership at the heart of the Liverpool defence. This one may be unlikely, but it would be an incredible signing.

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