‘So crazy it might work’ Liverpool fans want 33-year-old free agent

Liverpool should sign Jan Vertonghen.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man has been released on a free and would be a great fit as a fourth-choice central defender.

At least, that’s the theory.

If Liverpool managed to bring in Jan Vertonghen, it would draw clear parallels with the arrival of Ragnar Klavan.

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We all knew Klavan would be a short-term deal, but it was one that suited both parties. In this instance, Vertonghen would get to play under Jurgen Klopp and challenge for European and domestic honours, while the club would buy themselves a few years to think.

Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jana Hoever are highly rated but haven’t been anywhere near the first team squad this season. Handing a more experienced, free agent a two-year deal could bridge the gap between the two generations perfectly.

Spurs have just let someone go who has 232 Premier League games under his belt and was a key part of the good Mauricio Pochettino years and would fit in well with the way Jurgen Klopp likes to play his football.

Stylistically speaking the two would be a good fit and five years ago this is a transfer that would be celebrated. Vertonghen was one of the league’s best for a long time, but has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho – even if he still made over 20 appearances in 2019/2020.

Liverpool have been linked with a move for a number of defenders this summer. From old to young, to experienced to world-class, there’s been no let-up in the amount of transfer rumours swirling around the team.

We’ve recently seen Schalke youngster Ozan Kabak talked about in terms of a permanent move, while more unrealistic deals for Kalidou Koulibaly have been mentioned.

Jan Vertonghen would be a good fit at fourth choice. He wouldn’t have to play regularly, could focus on getting the body right and could lend his experience to a new wave of players.