Liverpool earmark Bundesliga captain to begin defensive overhaul under Arne Slot: report

Incoming Liverpool manager Arne Slot of Feyenoord Rotterdam looks on prior to the Dutch Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and Go Ahead Eagles at Feyenoord Stadium on May 14, 2023 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Liverpool manager Arne Slot is looking to shake-up the Liverpool defence (Image credit: NESimages/Geert van Erven/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for German centre-back Waldemar Anton as Arne Slot looks to reinvigorate the side’s back-line.

The 27-year-old Anton captained Stuttgart last season, and he has impressed in the Bundesliga, attracting the attention of Germany's manager Julian Nagelsmann as well as Liverpool. Anton received his first senior international call-up in March and has since earned two caps, while he was on the bench for Germany’s 5-1 drubbing of Scotland on the opening day of Euro 2024.

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Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a freelance football journalist who predominantly specialises in transfer stories and exclusives. He began his career in 2016 covering the world-renowned Sandbach United, of North West Counties fame, before earning a spot on the sports desks of national papers, where he bounced between several outlets such as Sportbible, the Express, Mirror, and Daily Star. An NCTJ graduate of the News Associates who swapped investigative journalism in the Costa del Sol for football reporting in Northern England, he first wrote for FourFourTwo in December 2023.