Report: Liverpool prioritising Matthijs de Ligt signing, he's the only player Jurgen Klopp wants

Matthijs de Ligt of the Netherlands walks along the Nations League Trophy after losing the final during the UEFA Nations League final match between Portugal and The Netherlands at Estadio...

Liverpool have been interested in signing the Ajax ace for quite some time, according to reports.

Matthijs de Ligt in action during the Netherlands Media Access Session held at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on June 05, 2019 in Guimaraes, Portugal.

According to a report from Spanish media outlet Marca, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is still prioritising the signing of Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt this summer, and the German feels as though the 19-year-old is the only addition he needs.

The Holland international has firmly established himself as one of the very best central defenders in world football over the past 12 months, and he really would be an exceptional addition for the Reds.

 

According to Spanish media outlet Sport, Ajax value Die Ligt at around €60 million (£53.5 million), and in today's day and age, that would represent superb value for money for Liverpool, but they will have their work cut-out if they are to bring him to Merseyside this summer.

According to a report from Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, the Dutchman is also wanted by Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and. Juventus.

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Ajax v AZ Alkmaar at the Johan Cruijff Arena on October 7, 2018 in Amsterdam Netherlands

Marca claims that Klopp is prioritising a move for De Ligt, however, and will do everything within his power to bring him to Anfield this summer.

The young centre-back possesses exceptional talent and superb leadership skills, and he really would be an outstanding signing for Liverpool.

If Klopp does bring him to Anfield, the Reds would surely have the best central defensive partnership in world football, with De Ligt and Virgil van Dijk paired together, and they would then be in a great position from which to win their first top flight title since 1990.

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between De Graafschap v Ajax at the De Vijverberg on May 15, 2019 in Doetinchem Netherlands

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