Jonathan Tah: Why Liverpool should move for the center-back in January

According to the latest rumors, Liverpool are reportedly interested in making a January move for Bayer Leverkusen center-back Jonathan Tah.

As reported by the Daily Mirror:

“Jurgen Klopp wants to sign a central defender in January – and imposing Bayer Leverkusen centre-half Jonathan Tah is on his radar.

Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip have shored up Liverpool’s defence but there is still room for improvement.

Tah, 20, has impressed since joining Leverkusen from Hamburg in a £7 million deal in 2015 and already has two caps for Germany.

Germany legend Rudi Voller, Leverkusen’s sporting director, said: “Jonathan belongs to a new generation of centre-backs who are very good footballers.”

But England goal hero Daniel Sturridge is set to face further competition for his Kop place after it emerged Klopp also wants to sign a No.9.

Sturridge, who scored the opener against Scotland on Friday, has yet to score a Premier League goal this season.

And Klopp has preferred Roberto Firmino in recent weeks, with Sturridge restricted largely to appearances from the substitutes’ bench.

If Klopp gets his way when the transfer window opens then the player who gave the Three Lions’ the lead against Scotland on Friday could face an even greater battle for game time at Anfield.”


Good move?

Well, despite the decent performances put in by Matip and Lovren, Liverpool could use more depth in the center-back position.

With a title challenge underway and many more matches to come, both league and cup fixtures, additional cover would come in handy for the English giants.

It could also intensify competition, especially with Lovren prone to the odd mistake, and at 20 Tah has the time and talent at his side to prove himself as a worthy replacement.


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