Liverpool great Thompson - I think Shawcross would be absolutely ideal for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Phil Thompson wouldn't mind Shawcross at Liverpool.

Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross has been ruled out of the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool on Tuesday night and Phil Thompson reckons the 28-year-old defender would be a good addition for the Anfield outfit, after conceding more goals than any other side in the top-half of the Premier League this season.

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While speaking to Sky Sports, the Liverpool legend said: "When Liverpool evaluate at the end of the season and look at the sort of goals they conceded, I wouldn't be averse to see them looking towards Shawcross as a solution.

"In fact I think he would be absolutely ideal and he's been one of the most underrated centre-backs over the last five seasons. You just have to look at Stoke's stats with and without him."

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