Liverpool end their association with Estonian defender

Liverpool have ended their association with Estonian defender Ragnar Klavan, who has made his way to Serie A side Cagliari. The 32-year-old has been a valuable back-up option for the Reds over the past two seasons but he has now made the switch to a fresh league to enhance his prospects of regular gametime.

According to Sky Sports News, the Merseyside outfit have parted ways with the experienced centre-back following two seasons with the club, where he made exactly 53 appearances across all competitions. It is added that Cagliari have paid a fee of £2m for the defender and this is just around half of the sum, the Reds sanctioned to acquire his services from Augsburg in July 2016.

With Klavan’s departure, the Merseyside outfit are now down to just three fit centre-backs in the form of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, though Dejan Lovren should return to contention from a pelvic problem, shortly after the first international break of the season.

When stressed on the same during a pre-match press conference, Klopp indicated that he has no concerns regarding the current set of central defenders and summer signing Fabinho and club graduate Nathaniel Phillips could slot into the heart of the backline, should an injury crisis or the need to rest regulars arise.

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