Liverpool turned down Neven Subotic last summer

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Not only did Liverpool fail to acquire Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the summer, but manager Jurgen Klopp also turned down the opportunity to bring Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic to Anfield, according to the Express.

It is no secret that Liverpool were desperate to sign a central defender in the summer, and their failure to do so has resulted in the Merseyside club conceding 12 goals in seven Premier League games so far this season. Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk was the man that made all the headlines due to his failed move to Anfield, but Neven Subotic also missed out on a move.

Subotic won the Bundesliga twice under Klopp when the German was the manager of Borussia Dortmund so the pair have worked together before with great success. However the Serbian defender is struggling for game time at Dortmund now and spent half of last season on loan at FC Köln.

His contract expires in the summer and he will surely be looking for a move away from Dortmund, but it remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp will snap up the second opportunity to bring Subotic to Anfield. With the fragile partnership of Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren struggling Liverpool will need all the defensive help they can get if they want to challenge for the title.