Report: Liverpool waiting to secure Thomas Vermaelen from Barcelona

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Liverpool are waiting to sign the Barcelona defender this summer.

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Liverpool are waiting to secure defender Thomas Vermaelen from Barcelona, reports Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

Liverpool are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window, with many believing manager Jurgen Klopp will aim to mould his squad to better suit his needs.

His main aim is likely to be improving the defence, with that area of the team having once again struggled for form this past season.

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They have already secured the signing of Joel Matip from Schalke on a free transfer, but he is unlikely to be the only arrival.

According to Mundo Deportivo, they are still interested in a move for former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Indeed, according to their report, the Reds are waiting to try to secure his signature this summer.

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The Belgian has managed just 11 league appearances in the last two seasons as a series of injuries have seriously limited his game time.

Barcelona are reportedly willing to cut ties with him as a result and the Reds are still interested in his services, having been linked in the past.

However, whether they are willing to take a chance on him given his injury record remains to be seen.

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