Will Liverpool's interest in this Bundesliga defender spell the end for Mama Sakho?

According to the Daily Star, Liverpool sent scouts to watch Fabian Schar during a game between Hungary and Andorra.

Liverpool is apparently interested in signing Fabian Schar who plays for Bundesliga club Hoffenheim. After buying Roberto Firmino for £29 million in 2015, the two clubs will be well acquainted.

Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip have formed a solid partnership in central defence for Liverpool and while it’s unlikely that anything but injury will separate them, there isn’t a real need for replacements as Jurgen Klopp has Ragnar Klavan, Lucas Leiva, out of favour Mamadou Sakho and now Joe Gomez as his back-up centre-backs.

There is a point when squad depth becomes a waste of talent and if Liverpool was to sign Schar it wouldn’t be a positive thing for competition as there would be too many players and far too few places within the squad to accommodate them.

Klopp will know more about Schar from his time in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and if the Swiss centre-back signed for Liverpool it would likely signal the departure of a player already at the club. With Mamadou Sakho’s tenuous situation on Merseyside it may well mean that the Frenchman’s time with Liverpool is up.

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Schar has a contract with Hoffenheim until 2019 but when has that meant anything significant in modern football?

Of course, this is all speculation and the story does come from the Daily Star so it should be considered carefully. Personally, I can’t see Klopp signing any more players until Liverpool qualifies for the Champions League and needs a reinforced squad.

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