Former Liverpool player and Anfield legend Steve Nicol has revealed that the defender he'd like to see link up with Jurgen Klopp's side to partner Virgil van Dijk in defence is Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld.
The Spurs man, who has a £25m release clause, has been heavily linked with a move away from Mauricio Pochettino's side, with Manchester United one such side believed to be interested in the former Ajax and Atletico Madrid defender.
“Again, this is a player who I think most teams in the world would want as their centre back. I wouldn’t mind him at Liverpool alongside Van Dijk, I think that would be a great pairing. So yes, he’s going to leave. Where does he go? I guess it’s up to him."
Steve Nicol: “100% this guy’s [Toby Alderweireld] going.— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) April 4, 2019
“I wouldn’t mind him at Liverpool alongside Van Dijk, I think that would be a great pairing. So yes, he’s going to leave. Where does he go? I guess it’s up to him.”
A £25m release clause... Should we sign Alderweireld? pic.twitter.com/mk6lrvgzOx
Due to a release clause in his contract, Alderweireld is available at just £25m, an absolute steal for such an experienced Premier League centre back, and Nicol added that he wouldn't be surprised if he ended up at Real Madrid.
“Yeah [he will have a lot of teams to pick from], no question.”
Source : 90min