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​Stam: Ajax star De Ligt would be good fit for Liverpool

Liverpool are being pushed to sign Matthijs De Ligt from Ajax.

The 19-year-old centre-back is one of the hottest properties in Europe this season.

Barcelona are seen as favourites to sign him, while Manchester United have a very serious interest.

But Jaap Stam, a former Manchester United and Netherlands defender, thinks that Liverpool should be the club that signs the teenager instead.

"It's important that he'll get playing time," former defender Stam told DAZN.

"If you look at the squads: Barcelona, after losing to Liverpool (in the Champions League semi-final), probably wants to strengthen their squad, especially in defence, if you ask me.

"The question is how they are going to solve that problem.

"I think that Matthijs de Ligt would be a good fit though. It will be great to see how he performs against better players in a better league, not just every few weeks, but every weekend.

"The same goes for Liverpool. We all know who is their biggest defensive star – his Dutch colleague (Van Dijk) – the other players, Lovren and Matip, rotate quite a lot."

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