Following the injury crisis that the club is currently facing, it is expected that Liverpool will storm the January winter transfer market for a cover.
The Reds team lost Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk to an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear after a challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford earlier in the Merseyside. The former Southampton defender will spend at least five months on the sideline.
The situation became worrisome for Liverpool when Brazilian international Fabinho, who was a cover for Virgil Van Dijk sustained an injury as well. He will be out of action for a couple of weeks.
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With Liverpool confirmed to be at the January transfer market, they have been advised by former player Jamie Carragher to go for German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig defender, Dayot Upamecano ahead of other targets.
While the Reds team are unwilling to spend big in the winter window, Jamie Carragher advised that attention should be paid to Dayot Upamecano, noting that he is young and has got everyone talking with his performance.
Admitting that Dayot Upamecano might not have the profile of Virgil Van Dijk, Jamie Carragher said he will be a great deal for the club to invest in.
“There’s talk of him. He’s not the profile of Van Dijk, he’s 6’1 or 6’2 so he’s maybe not that aerial challenger but if that the one Liverpool want next summer, then bring it forward, pay extra money and do it on January 1st. He said
However, manager Jurgen Klopp will face competition in an attempt to sign the Bundesliga defender because he is one of the hottest around and has been attracting interest from several clubs.
Man United are also reported to be in the race for Dayot Upamecano as they are also keen to bring in a defender. The Red Devils made an attempt on the defender in the summer window but he was not ready for a move having just signed a new contract with the German club.