Liverpool closely monitoring 22-year-old Juventus star

Liverpool are consistently linked with Matthijs de Ligt, who may end up leaving Juventus in the summer transfer window. Liverpool are prepared to take advantage of the Netherlands international’s deal situation in the Bianconeri to hire his services.

The Reds are offering Matthijs a starring role in the side to secure his signing. The Italian media outlet have mentioned that Liverpool want de Ligt to move to the Merseyside club and partner Virgil van Dijk in the back-line. The duo from the usual defensive partnership for the Netherlands.

As far as the competition is concerned, it is reported that Chelsea are pressing to lure him in order to replace Rudiger, who has recently signed for Real Madrid. The Dutch defender’s current contract with the Bianconeri will expire in the summer of 2024 and he is valued at nearly £60.4m.

In the 2018-19 Champions League winning campaign, Joel Matip regularly started with Van Dijk in the back-line. A year later, we won the PL and Joe Gomez was the main starter with Virgil. Last campaign, Joel Matip mainly started in the PL and Konate was preferred in the UCL and the duo performed brilliantly at the defence.

The back-line at Liverpool is the last area you would expect FSG to bolster with their accumulation of huge talent in the back-line, nevertheless, the idea of van Dijk playing alongside Matthijs for the Reds would be a dream duo.