Raphael Varane backed to partner Van Dijk at Liverpool

Liverpool could sign Raphael Varane in the summer to partner with Van Dijk.

The French defender has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu with his current deal expiring in 2022.

Former Reds defender Glen Johnson who made 200 appearances for the Merseyside club believes Varane could form a robust partnership with Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

Glen Johnson told CheltanhamGuides.com: “When a big player like Varane walks through the door, someone who has been there and done it, it gives everybody a lift.

“If you’re an away team and you arrive at Anfield to see Van Dijk and Varane at the back, you’re going to think ‘how are we meant to score against these two?’, so that will be a huge statement if they can make these sort of signings.”

He continued: “I think they will back Klopp this summer.

“I think they’ll be looking to get three or four new players in and freshen it up with new faces and younger legs, hungry players too.

“It doesn’t matter if you win the league or not, every team has to strengthen because if they don’t everyone else will. It’s important that the board back him and let him buy two or three players.”


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