The One Star that Will Solve Liverpool's Defensive Concerns

Javi Martinez BayernLiverpool are all set for a busy summer after their fantastic season that nearly earned them the premier league title.
Reds were in the title race mainly because of their brilliant attack and perhaps it will be fair to say that they failed to win it because of a leaky defense.
The merseysiders let in 50 goals i.e. more than 7 teams in the premier league last season, 7 more than Manchester United who had a nightmare season.
Rodgers is well aware of the Liverpool’s defensive concerns and his primary target this summer is to lure players to reinforce that department.
Lately, Bayern Munich star Javi Martinez has been linked with a move to Anfield and the Spanish international is perhaps the one player who can solve Liverpool’s defensive concerns.
Bayern splashed a huge sum to lure him at the start of last season from Athletic Bilbao and he was a key member of the treble winning Jupp Heynckes’ side.
Mainly a strong defensive midfielder with brilliant passing, the La Roja star is arguably the best DM but finds himself in a complex scenario under Pep Guardiola who has mainly used captain Lahm in that role.
The highlight of his treble winning season was perhaps against Barcelona where he literally rattled Messi and Iniesta to stop Catalan giant’s ferocious attack.
Many a times, Liverpool have been caught on the counter and that is where Martinez will come real handy for the Reds. Real Madrid absolutely dismantled Bayern in the first half of their second leg tie in CL. Martinez’s introduction in the second half stopped Real’s surging counter attacks.
Moreover, he has been utilized as a defender as well and his towering presence is significant while defending set pieces.
Having said that, signing Martinez is easier said than done and Liverpool may have to splash a mammoth fee to lure him, but he is exactly the kind of player they need to break play and will make them very strong next season.
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  1. Abd Hamid says:

    Will be a good buy but LFC will have to solve the back line as well.

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