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With Jamie Carragher retiring at the end of the 2012-13 season, Liverpool will have a gaping hole in their squad.
Not just at centre-back, Carragher's main position, but also in terms of having a vocal and organising player in the dressing room, a leader on the pitch and experienced head in what is a young squad.
Needless to say, the Reds are therefore going to be linked with every defender going this summer, and Mirror Football kick things off with a double-Dutch swoop on Feyenoord.
Holland internationals Stefan de Vrij and Bruno Martins Indi are first-team regulars at club and country now, both having just turned 21 this month.
While there is no doubting that both are defenders of enormous promise, it would be a surprise to see the Reds go for two young talents unless there was either a switch in formation for next year, or at least two senior defenders left the club—because Liverpool simply have to sign a more experienced, strong defender who can organise the team on a game-by-game basis.
Don't expect to see the Reds sign a 30-year-old defender, but even one who is in their mid-20s and has gained significant international experience would do the job if the quality is there.
In terms of the two Dutchmen, they are interesting options for sure, but the quoted combined price of £25 million is way too high.
Fact or fiction: Signing one young, promising talent is not out of the question, especially if Sebastian Coates leaves Anfield this summer. In that instance, Bruno Martins Indi seems the more likely of the two to be targeted, given their respective strengths on the field. We'll call Martins Indi: fact, and de Vrij: fiction.