Liverpool are lining up a bid for Stoke defender Robert Huth when the January transfer window opens, according to the Mirror.
Roy Hodgson wants an overhaul of his squad next month and needs a bit of steel in the centre of his defence.
And Liverpool will test Stoke’s resolve – the Potters insist they do not need to sell players – with an offer of £5 million for the former Chelsea youngster.
Liverpool have a bit of a defensive crisis, with Jamie Carragher and Daniel Agger both on the injury list and just Martin Skrtel and Sotiris Kyrgiakos as other alternatives.
The Anfield club have struggled this season and currently lie in ninth place going into Christmas so Hodgson will be hoping to utilise next month’s window to improve their squad.
Huth, known as ‘the Berlin Wall’, is an imposing defender who takes no prisoners – a style of play that will go down well with the Liverpool faithful.
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