Phil Thompson would take Jack Wilshere at Liverpool

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on November 18, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Should Liverpool make a move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere in the January transfer window?

Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal speaks to Jack Wilshere of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2017...

Phil Thompson is open to the idea of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere joining Liverpool, as quoted by The Express.

The Liverpool legend has stated that he would have Arsenal and England international midfielder Wilshere at Anfield.

“With his fitness, I would take him,” The Express quotes Thompson as saying about Wilshere. “I would, at Liverpool. I think he’s got that much ability, I’ve always even a great lover of him.”

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal shows appreciation to the fans during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2017 in London,...

Wilshere has suffered with injury problems throughout his career so far, but the midfielder is now fully fit.

However, the 25-year-old is struggling for playing time at Arsenal at the moment and is not guaranteed a place in Arsene Wenger’s starting lineup.

The Englishman has hinted, as quoted by Goal.com, that he could leave the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window, with his current contract set to run out at the end of the season.

Salih Oezcan of FC Koeln and Jack Wilshere of Arsenal battle for possession during the UEFA Europa League group H match between 1. FC Koeln and Arsenal FC at RheinEnergieStadion on...

Wilshere is a very talented and promising midfielder, but do Liverpool need another player in his position?

What the Reds need at the moment are good defenders - a centre-back, maybe two, and a left-back.

Moreover, can Liverpool really take a risk on Wilshere given his injury record, and would Arsenal sell the midfielder to a direct rival for the Champions League places?

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