Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur and the rest of the chasing pack need to address the problems in their back four if they are to challenge Liverpool next season.
It is only a matter of time before Jurgen Klopp’s men are crowned Premier League champions, in a season in which they have been near flawless.
The Reds have looked considerably better than any other side in the league, with Spurs currently sitting a staggering 41 points behind the league leaders.
Souness believes the priority for the likes of Jose Mourinho this summer should be to find a settled defence.
The former Liverpool midfielder and manager recommended three names that could help improve Spurs as well as their other big six rivals.
Souness believes that Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira, as well as Manchester City’s Angelino (on loan at RB Leipzig this season), are the kind of players Tottenham should be going for.
The 67-year-old wrote in his column for The Times: “Mourinho, Solskjaer and the rest of Liverpool’s challengers will all be looking to improve at the back next season until they find a settled back five like Jurgen Klopp has at Anfield.
“In terms of potential solutions, I like Caglar Soyuncu at Leicester City very much… (he) is strong, quick and good on the ball but crucially also takes defending seriously.
“It’s not all about passing it out from the back and how he looks on the ball for him. He’s the standout signing for me this summer, the centre half they will all be after.
“I also like Leicester’s right-back, Ricardo Pereira, he’s got the right qualities for the modern game and Angelino, the left-back who’s on loan from Manchester City at RB Leipzig, has impressed me.
“The only thing Pep Guardiola can’t be completely convinced by is his defending because going forward he’s as good as anyone out there.”
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Soyuncu is not a realistic target for us this summer as he is likely to cost a fortune. Additionally, I also think he is a slightly overrated as he often gets caught ball watching and allows runners to get in behind him.
Angelino is an excellent shout as we could do with a left-back like him who is naturally attack-minded. That would offer us a different option to Ben Davies but singing the Man City star could adversely affect Sessegnon’s development.
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