Steven Gerrard: This is who Liverpool need to sign in the January transfer window

Steven Gerrard wants to see Jurgen Klopp bolster his Liverpool defence in the January transfer window

Steven Gerrard believes that Liverpool need to try and bring in a new centre-half in the January transfer window to boost their Premier League title hopes.

The Reds have been in good form in the Premier League in recent weeks and have been Chelsea’s closest challengers following the Blues’ brilliant run in the top flight.

Liverpool are aiming to battle Chelsea for the Premier League title as the season unfolds and Jurgen Klopp gets used to his first full season in charge at Anfield.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Liverpool with a host of players now that the January transfer window is open.

And former Liverpool captain Gerrard believes that a new central defender should be the first name on Klopp’s shopping list in the January transfer window.

Speaking on BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show, Gerrard said: “Liverpool do need another centre-half for cover, especially if Lucas Leiva moves on to Inter Milan.

“All the noises are that he is going to move on. Lucas is their back-up centre-half.”

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Liverpool finished in eighth place and without a trophy last season.

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