Just 5 games This season – Three Reasons Why Liverpool Should Take A Gamble With This Inter Millan Defender

He is capable of challenging Lovren’s berth

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Matip remains Liverpool’s most trusted centre-half, and Lovren’s inconsistency has made him the weaker of the pair.

While Klavan has failed to break that partnership, Ranocchia’s abilities hint at a possibility. The 6’5″ tall defender is full of pace and can keep up with the physical demands of the Premier League with ease.

His best season at the San Siro was 2014-15, and if he reproduces such displays. Lovren’s spot will be under huge threat. During that campaign, Ranocchia made 33 Serie A appearances, won an average of 2.3 aerial duels and 2.2 tackles per 90 minutes, and completed 86% of his passes.

The former Conte protegee can be that solid centre defender Liverpool needs if only Klopp can breathe new life into him. They have just one at the moment.

More defensive depth for the team

Having the 28-year-old will mean more capable legs for the team. Klavan has been brilliant whenever he plays in the absence of any of Klopp’s 1st choice pairing, but the team can do with another reliable cover in Ranocchia.

Enough depth will be needed for the title run-in, as Liverpool need to go all the way to challenge for that top prize until the very end. Such signings are what the club can do with, and the Italian could prove a good buy at the end of the day.

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