This summer there are a few near certainties at Liverpool FC. The Reds will surely let Dejan Lovren leave the club in the coming months, with the Liverpool ECHO reporting they’ll take £10m. Michael Edwards will surely seek to replace him with a younger, more promising defender. According to Sky Sports, Liverpool have been monitoring Evan N’Dicka of Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Reds signed Lovren in 2014, paying Southampton £20m for their star man.
He was adequate for some time but it was apparent that he wasn’t good enough for the club’s long term ambitions.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have nailed down the starting berths and Joel Matip is a sturdy backup, leaving Dejan as fourth choice for Klopp.
With Lovren heading for the exit door a number of replacements have been mooted. Sky Sports has claimed that Liverpool and Arsenal have been tracking Evan N’Dicka in the German Bundesliga.
The left sided French centre back has made 14 starts for Eintracht Frankfurt this season, as well as one substitute appearance.
He scores highly for versatility as he has popped up as a left back as well as at centre back. Despite making more appearances on the left than in the centre this season, his height of 6 foot 4 inches points to his long term future being at centre back.
What RTK has to say
We can’t pretend that we know a tremendous amount about this youngster.
At 20-years-old he fits the age profile and his versatility is definitely a big bonus, Jürgen Klopp loves a utility man.
If the report is true and The Reds are tracking him along with Arsenal then there must be something about him.
To be playing regularly in defence at his age at such a high level is an indicator that he definitely has potential, we’ll monitor this one closely.