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Liverpool hero Barnes backs move for 'fantastic' Real Madrid defender Varane

Liverpool legend John Barnes has backed the club's reported move for Raphael Varane.

The Reds, along with Manchester United, have shown an interest in signing the Real Madrid centre-back.

Jurgen Klopp wants to pair Varane with Virgil van Dijk, and Barnes has thrown his support behind the move.

Reacting to the Varane transfer rumours, Barnes told the Express: "Varane would be a fantastic signing for Liverpool.

"He's quick, he's a good defender and great on the ball so he would suit the way that Liverpool play. For Liverpool to sign him would be a fantastic piece of business.

"He would strengthen any team in the Premier League but if he is leaving Real Madrid then there will be a lot of teams interested and a lot of competition to sign him."

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