‘Ideal’: BBC pundit suggests Liverpool would have wanted to sign the defender with Mourinho now

Don Hutchison says in an ‘ideal world’ Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool would have wanted to sign a centre-back this summer, namely Evan Ndicka.

The former midfielder reckons Liverpool should have pushed to secure the 24-year-old’s talents, he said BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.

In the end, Evan Ndicka secured a summer transfer from German club Eintracht Frankfurt to Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma.

It was clear to everyone that Liverpool would refresh and reshape their entire midfield after last season’s struggles, even if the departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho weren’t expected.

But the defense has also contributed to this decline, but no new faces have been brought in to strengthen the right-back, centre-back or possibly left-back department.

However, when asked if Liverpool should have pushed for a centre-back this summer, Hutchison replied as follows.

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“I think so,” Hutchison said. “I think in an ideal world I thought they would go for Evan Ndicka who made a move (to Roma).”

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The Liverpool of yesteryear

That stunning and dramatic victory at St James’ Park last week could prove decisive for Liverpool’s season.

It certainly gave them a boost as against a prolific Aston Villa on Sunday, without Virgil gan Dijk and Ibrahima Konate, they pushed aside Unai Emery’s men and not only secured three points but kept a clean sheet to boot.

While these early signs are still very early, they’re pretty positive for Anfield fans as old Liverpool progress.

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