Date: 5th March 2021 at 12:30pm
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Liverpool podcaster Tommy Lister has been sharing his thoughts on the Merseyside club’s recently reported transfer link with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. 

This comes after Lister recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the LFC Transfer Room Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning .

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On the topic of Varane, who has recently been linked with a move to Liverpool for a reported fee of £43 million in the summer (as per OkDiario via The Express), Lister had this to say on the matter.

He said: “Obviously he’s a quality player, and the combination of him and [Virgil] Van Dijk would be ridiculous, but I don’t know how credible that outlet is and whatnot, so I take all these rumours with a pinch of salt.

“But if that was one, [for] £43 million, and we want a defender, I don’t see why we wouldn’t be interested. That’s a proper signing to forge a dynasty. That’s a dynasty signing.”

Varane signed to Real Madrid back in 2011 from French club RC Lens for a fee of £9 million. Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £63 million, has gone on to make 351 appearances for the side across all competitions in which he has managed to score 17 goals and provide seven assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Tommy Lister’s comments on a potential Liverpool summer transfer move for Varane…

Given how many games Varane has played for Zinedine Zidane’s side, winning a plethora of trophies along the way, as well as the 2018 World Cup with France, this shows just how much high-level experience the centre-back could bring to Liverpool if they were able to sign him this summer.

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Also, with current Liverpool defenders Joel Matip and Joe Gomez suffering their fair share of fitness problems in recent years and the fact that they are both out with long-term injuries at this moment in time, that could be why Lister thinks Varane would be a good fit to play alongside Van Dijk in the future.

In our view, with Varane making more clearances per game (3.7) than any other Real Madrid player in La Liga this season as well as the joint-highest number of blocks per game (0.6), this shows that he has the defensive capabilities in him to potentially strengthen Liverpool’s defence, which has seen them concede 35 league goals so far – more than the likes of Everton, West Ham United and Aston Villa.