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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Linked with Ajax Centre Half

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Perr Schuurs held his own when the two sides faced in the Champions League. Now the rumour mongers think a deal could be in the works.

UEFA Champions League Group D”Ajax Amsterdam v Liverpool FC” Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images

Liverpool are going through something of an injury crisis in defence, where Virgil van Dijk has been ruled for the rest of the season while stand-in centre half Fabinho is now out for at least a month and Joël Matip remains unavailable.

The hope is the situation won’t be quite so bad once the January transfer window opens, but still, just having—at best—Joe Gomez alongside Matip and Fabinho for the remainder of the 2020-21 season would be living dangerously.

It’s hardly a surprise, then, that the Reds have been linked with a number of centre halves recently, and today we get a new name to add to this list: Ajax’s promising 20-year-old Perr Schuurs, who trialled with the club two years ago.

At the time, instead of ending up at Anfield the young defender moved to Ajax, but Liverpool have kept tabs on him since and with Schuurs impressing this season with the Dutch club the Reds are said to be considering a move.

At least that’s the story according to The Mirror today, who think he could join Takumi Minamino as a player who impressed against Liverpool in the Champions League group stages before earning a mid-season move to England.

It all seems rather speculative, to put it mildly, but with the club recently linked with the likes of Bayern’s David Alaba and Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, a centre half seems on the cards—or at least the rumour mongers think one is.