Should Jurgen Klopp make Shkodran Mustafi his first Liverpool signing?

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The Valencia defender is valued around £22 million.

Liverpool FC are set to go through a change under their new manager Jurgen Klopp. Plenty of players are likely to arrive at the club and plenty more are likely to move on.

One area that is likely to get looked at is the defence. Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel look an apt central defensive pairing but Sakho is injury prone. Dejan Lovren has struggled to find his best form since making a move to the club from Southampton.

Bringing in another option certainly would be good business.

So should they make a move for a former Everton reject?

Shkodran Mustafi has come on leaps and bounds since his time with Everton.

Everton snapped up the young German from Hamburg in 2009 but he played just one game for the club against BATE Borisov in the Europa League.

By January 2012 Moyes had decided Mustafi would not cut it in the Premier League and let him join Italian side Sampdoria on a free transfer.

He has gone on to become one of Europe's most coveted central defenders at Valencia and won the World Cup with Germany last summer.

He currently has a release clause at Valencia which, according to the Express, stands at a whopping £37 million - but Los Che are believed to be willing to do business for around £22 million.

Mustafi has unfinished business on Merseyside and his signing would add some real class and versatility to the back line.

His German nationality makes him an easy target for countryman Klopp and he can also fill in at full-back when needed.

He would represent an excellent first buy as Liverpool boss from Klopp and must be considered.

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