Steve Nicol urges Liverpool FC to avoid signing Bayern Munich defender

The Liverpool FC legend doesn't want the Reds to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng

Bayern defender Jerome Boateng Photo: Jerome Boateng / Instagram

Steve Nicol doesn’t believe Liverpool FC should consider a move to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.

Jurgen Klopp has already made significant investment in the Liverpool FC team in the 2017 summer transfer window.

The Reds have signed Brazil international Fabinho in a £39m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco at the start of the summer.

Liverpool FC have also recruited RB Leipzig star Naby Keita in a £48m deal to further improve his options in the middle of the park.

The Merseyside outfit spent a world record fee on a goalkeeper after Liverpool FC signed Alisson Becker in a £67m deal from AS Monaco.

Virgil van Dijk was recruited in January in a £75m deal to bolster the defence but question marks remain over Dejan Lovren.

Asked whether the Reds should consider Baoteng to improve Klopp’s back four, former Liverpool FC defender Nicol told ESPN FC:

“I am not a huge fan. The last 12 months, he has had injury problems and form problems. So right now, no.”

The Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last season, while Liverpool FC finished in fourth spot.

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
BBC Sport reporter: Man United close to signing Tom Heaton
Mikel Arteta
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Arsenal summer transfer plans
Rio Ferdinand
'All day long': Rio Ferdinand wants to see Man United sign Jack Grealish
Brighton and England defender Ben White (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
BBC Sport reporter delivers update on Arsenal's bid to sign Ben White
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal want to sign James Maddison as Martin Odegaard alternative - report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
BBC Sport reporter: Man United close to signing Tom Heaton
Mikel Arteta
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Arsenal summer transfer plans
Rio Ferdinand
'All day long': Rio Ferdinand wants to see Man United sign Jack Grealish
Brighton and England defender Ben White (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
BBC Sport reporter delivers update on Arsenal's bid to sign Ben White
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal want to sign James Maddison as Martin Odegaard alternative - report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature