Liverpool fans want Terence Kongolo after Huddersfield clash

Liverpool fans hold scarves ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on December 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Terence Kongolo was by far Huddersfield Town's most impressive performer in their 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at the John Smith's Stadium.

Huddersfield Town's Swiss-born Dutch defender Terence Kongolo reacts during the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool at the John Smith's stadium in...

Liverpool might have cruised to a 3-0 win away at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night but the best defender on the pitch was wearing blue and white rather than deep red.

Terence Kongolo showed why he was only recently viewed as one of Europe’s most promising centre-halves with a solid display in David Wagner’s back three. His reading of the game was superb and his tackling a perfect combination of aggression and composure.

Terence Kongolo of Huddersfield Town during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City at John Smith's Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Huddersfield,...

To make his display even more impressive, this was only Kongolo’s first Premier League start after joining Huddersfield on loan from Ligue 1 champions Monaco earlier in the month.

And while Liverpool have not exactly ignored their defensive problems this month, splashing out a world record £75 million to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, the Anfield faithful are wondering why a bargain deal for Kongolo was not under consideration, too.

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool,...

The former Feyenoord talent, who starred alongside long-time Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij at the 2014 World Cup, struggled to make an impression during six months at Monaco but appears to have all the attributes of a solid Premier League centre-back.

So Liverpool should keep a close eye on his performances at the John Smith’s Stadium with Van Dijk alone not enough to solve Liverpool’s Achilles heel.

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