Liverpool

Liverpool signing this £75m teenage star as Van Dijk’s long-term partner would make them unbreachable – opinion

Share

Liverpool Opinion – Should Liverpool sign Matthijs De Ligt?

Ajax wonderkid Matthijs De Ligt has been linked with several clubs since the start of this season, with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City keeping close tabs on the Dutchman, who is rated at around £75m (h/t Calciomercato).

The teenager has been a sensation ever since he broke into the scene for the Eredivisie giants. At a tender of 19, he is captaining the Ajax side, which is another feather in his cap so early into his career.

Matthijs De Ligt

A Europa League runner-up in 2017, De Ligt was the UEFA Golden Boy winner last year and has also won 13 caps for the Dutch national team. Here’s why Liverpool should take centre-stage ahead of their European rivals and sign the 19-year-old in the summer window:

De Ligt and Van Dijk partnership could be one for the next few years

Looking at the Liverpool squad, only Virgil van Dijk has featured in every league game, something you expect from the first-choice centre-back. However, the former Southampton man hasn’t been partnered by someone on a regular basis.

While Joe Gomez got unlucky when he suffered a long-term injury against Burnley, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip aren’t consistent enough to be starters on a regular basis.

For this reason, the Reds were solid at the back in the first part of this campaign when the Van Dijk-Gomez partnership was flourishing. But since the turn of the year, the back-line hasn’t performed up to the standards.

Hence, signing someone of De Ligt’s quality and consistency would be ideal. He has already played with Van Dijk for the national team and reuniting that partnership wouldn’t be a bad idea for Liverpool.

The 19-year-old is just a fantastic player who has everything in his locker to become a colossus at the back. Talking about this season so far, he has won aerial duels at an average of 3.4 per game, made tackles and interceptions at the rate of 1.2 and 1.4 respectively. His pass success of over 91% is something with which a midfielder would be proud of. (Whoscored.com)

The teenager’s recovery pace playing in a high-line defence is impressive and would complement van Dijk in every way.

Conclusion

Liverpool are in the title race at the moment and have a tough Champions League tie to deal with. If they are to become a dominant club in the league and Europe in the next few years, signing someone of the propensity of De Ligt would be perfect.

Read More Liverpool FC News, Click Here – Liverpool FC Latest News

Jurgen Klopp can play the two Dutchmen at the back with Alisson behind them to form a solid trio in central defence.

Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core. Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer! Follow me @mizgans

Recent Posts

Lautaro Martinez 2022: Net Worth, Salary, Contract, Tattoos, Girlfriend, and more

Lautaro Martinez 2022: Net Worth, Salary, Contract, Tattoos, Girlfriend, and more Today we’re going to…

2 hours ago

Who Is Ines Tomaz? Meet The Girlfriend Of Bernardo Silva

Who Is Ines Tomaz? Meet The Girlfriend Of Bernardo Silva Ines Tomaz Facts & Wiki…

2 days ago

Who Is Sara Arfaoui? Meet the girlfriend of Ilkay Gundogan

Who Is Sara Arfaoui? Meet The Girlfriend Of Ilkay Gundogan Sara Arfaoui Facts & Wiki…

2 days ago

Up and Coming Players That Are Taking The EPL By Storm

The EPL certainly isn't lacking in talented players.  You could make the argument that the…

2 days ago

Who Is Jessica Kroos? Meet The Wife Of Toni Kroos

Who Is Jessica Kroos? Meet The Wife Of Toni Kroos Jessica Kroos Facts & Wiki…

2 days ago

Who Is Sasha Attwood? Meet the girlfriend of Jack Grealish

Who Is Sasha Attwood? Meet The Girlfriend Of Jack Grealish Sasha Attwood Facts & Wiki…

2 days ago