Ragnar Klavan made the switch from Liverpool to Serie A side Cagliari yesterday. The Estonian defender was one of the first signings made by Jurgen Klopp. Although he was never a nailed-on first teamer, his 53 appearances in all competitions in two years can attest to that, he was always happy to play his role in the squad.
However, as the new campaign loomed, it became obvious that a reduced role was likely for Klavan, and he sought a permanent move elsewhere.
“I had offers from several teams, including in other countries, but Cagliari really wanted me,” Klavan told Sky Sport Italia in an interview.
According to the defender, he decided to ask his teammates—past and present—about life in Serie A.
“Darijo Srna advised me to come here, as I talked to him via Dejan Lovren. Other Liverpool teammates like Alisson, Salah and Lucas Leiva all spoke highly of Serie A.
“I’m certain we’ll do great things here and I am really fired up. The city is wonderful and so are the fans, I can’t wait to get started.”
As a Liverpool fan, I have to worry about the options we have beyond Virgil van Dijk and [Insert Healthy Defender Here]. However, Kloppo, who has hardly put a foot wrong in his transfer policy so far, should still be trusted.
Regardless, it’s a good move for Klavan, and hopefully he can enjoy a good couple of years in Serie A, lest Salah et al. will feel his Viking wrath for their poor advice.