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Liverpool not giving up on Bundesliga defender as Virgil’s cover

Timothy Aiyeku

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Dayot Upamecano

English Premier League outfit Liverpool are not giving up on the signature of German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano despite the obstacles.

The Red Devils are desperate to land a new defender that will serve as a cover in the coming January winter transfer window as they already lost Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk to injury during the Merseyside derby against Everton. He is out of the season to treat the knee injury.

Dayot Upamecano is one of the top targets for the Merseyside outfit but the fact that he has just signed a new contract with the club that should keep him in Germany until 2023 makes it a little difficult for him to move as soon as in January transfer window.

Man United are also obstacles in the bid by the Premier League title holders to secure the signature of the RB Leipzig defender as they are also keen on his service and have made a bid in the last summer transfer window but were turned down.

Liverpool are being handed a major hope by the Sunday World report which claims that the German Bundesliga outfit are expecting a bid for Dayot Upamecano in January and will be willing to accept about £40 million for his signature.

However, Liverpool are not considering any of the obstacles as they are keen to defend the Premier League title with a solid defence. Dayot Upamecano is known to be a player of high quality that can compete at a higher level.

The fact that Dayot Upamecano can walk into the team and pair Virgil Van Dijk when he fully returns from his long injury spell makes him a good deal for Liverpool to invest in.

Liverpool enjoyed a smooth run in the English Premier League last season to win the title and there is a bid by manager Jurgen Klopp to defend it. They are currently second after a win against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.