Liverpool have 'beaten' Manchester United to 'the new Ruben Dias': report

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on October 21, 2023 in Liverpool, England.
(Image credit: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool are set to beat Manchester United to the signing of a highly-rated young defender considered Ruben Dias's successor in the Portugal national team.

The Reds have been in the market for a centre-back for a few months now. There were rumours over the summer for a move for Josko Gvardiol before he eventually ended up at Manchester City, as Jurgen Klopp looks to ensure the long-term future of an ageing backline. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.