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Liverpool closing in on Augsburg’s Ragnar Klavan

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Defensive veteran will provide cover for Reds

Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Augsburg central defender Ragnar Klavan for a fee of £4.2m.

The Estonia captain, 30, would act as cover for Frenchman Mamadou Sakho, who is expected to miss the start of the season with an Achilles tendon injury. Young Joe Gomez has also suffered a setback in his knee injury, and is set to miss a longer spell.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to strengthen his defensive resources after Kolo Toure was released and Martin Skrtel sold to Fenerbahce.

Klavan would be the Reds’ fourth signing of the summer.

Klopp has already signed Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, Schalke centre-back Joel Matip and Southampton forward Sadio Mane this summer.

 

By Ben Kelly  – @benkelly_10

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