Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Dortmund Defender Turns Down Potential Anfield Move

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIAugust 16, 2011

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 18:  Neven Subotic of Serbia look on during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group D match between Germany and Serbia at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 18, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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If you asked Liverpool fans, they would say that Liverpool need to improve at the centre back position. That was confirmed after the dismal defenseman on Seb Larsson's goal for Sunderland in the season opener.

Kenny Dalglish looks set to follow up on that.

It likely will not, however, be with Borussia Dortmund's star defender Neven Subotic.

According to an August 8 report by The People, Liverpool's enquiry for the Bundesliga champion has been met positively by Dortmund with the team willing to sell, but Subotic has rejected the move upfront.

The 22-year-old joined Dortmund in 2008, appearing in 98 games and scoring 10 goals. The Serbian international has become a rock in the heart of the Dortmund defense in recent seasons, becoming a key component in a young squad.

Subotic would fit in great at Anfield. His 6'4'' size makes him a big force in the back four, and he would create an intimidating pairing together with Daniel Agger.

Furthermore, he is still young, so he would be a long-term solution for the Reds. He could be Agger's partner for many years to come.

He has attracted interest from some top European clubs in the past season and wants a move to the Premier League.

"My big dream is to play in England," Subotic said.

He would absolutely solve any lingering concerns about Liverpool's defensive issues.

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