Would Huddersfield's Schindler be ideal to shore up Liverpool defence?

Virgil van Dijk of Southampton and Ademola Lookman of Everton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton,...

If Liverpool fail again in attempts to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton should they seriously consider Huddersfield's Christoph Schindler?

Virgil van Dijk of Southampton and Ademola Lookman of Everton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton,...Virgil van Dijk of Southampton and Ademola Lookman of Everton during the Premier League match at St Mary's.

Liverpool are still looking to sign a new centre-back in the January transfer window - or more specifically Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, according to the Mirror - after another shaky season in defence.

In the top half of the Premier League table only Watford have conceded more than the Reds' 18 goals so far this term, with the Hornets' record somewhat slanted by their 6-0 home defeat to Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on November 25, 2017 in Liverpool, England.Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, looks on during the Premier League match against Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp's men do have the bizarre statistic of being remarkably solid at home, with their 1-1 draw with Chelsea at the weekend only the second time they have let a goal in at Anfield in the league in 2017/18, but the fact remains that overall they are someway behind their rivals in showing resolve at the back.

Van Dijk remains the number one priority to solve this issue, but despite the Independent reporting the Merseyside club remains his destination of choice after a summer move fell through, the Saints are still not keen to sell after making an official complaint for alleged tapping up - something Liverpool later apologised for.

Basically there is no guarantee that a deal to sign the Netherlands international will be completed and if history repeats itself, will the Reds once again not have an effective Plan B option?

That remains to be seen, but arguably Klopp should take a closer look at a defender who has been greatly impressing under the guidance of his friend David Wagner at newly promoted Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield Town's German defender Christopher Schindler (L) celebrates with a member of the coaching staff after Huddersfield take the lead during the English Premier League football...Huddersfield Town defender Christopher Schindler (L) celebrates with a member of the coaching staff after taking the lead during the English Premier League football match against Manchester City.

Christoph Schindler has been the rock at the heart of a Terriers defence that almost shut out the most prolific attack in the division of Manchester City on Sunday (November 26), eventually losing 2-1 in a hard fought encounter.

With Schindler in the team Huddersfield have kept five clean-sheets since coming up from the Championship and have conceded just one more than Klopp's men despite having far limited resources.

Only a year older than Van Dijk and likely to cost significantly less than the £60m being quoted by the Sun for the Dutchman despite being under contract at the John Smith's Stadium until 2020, could the 27-year-old be the unlikely star the Merseysiders need right now?

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