Liverpool may not be set for the transfer window we anticipated back in January but there will still be business done at Anfield. The Reds are set to lose Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren in the coming weeks with the pair close to completing moves to Brighton and Zenit respectively. The Reds will be looking to replace the outgoing Croatian, according to the Daily Mail Liverpool are chasing Schalke centre back Ozan Kabak.
A gap to fill
After six years at the club Dejan Lovren is soon to leave for Zenit Saint Petersburg with widespread reports that he is on the verge of completing an £11m move.
The Croatian has dropped to fourth choice in recent seasons, given the player’s age and CV it makes sense for him to leave in pursuit of regular first team football.
The departure of Lovren will leave Liverpool with a gap to fill at the back, albeit a fourth choice gap.
Liverpool chasing Kabak
According to the Daily Mail Liverpool are chasing Ozan Kabak of Schalke.
The 20-year-old is highly rated in the Bundesliga and is said to also be wanted by Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City.
At just 20-years-old he has made 26 appearances in the league this season with only 5 of these appearances being from the bench.
Noted for his aerial ability and comfort on the ball, the youngster has even chipped in with three goals.
Although the Germans are thought to want £40m for the Turkish defender they may be forced to haggle given their financial difficulties.
What RTK has to say
The Reds definitely need a centre half with Lovren heading for the exit door, we can expect these rumours to come thick and fast in the coming months.
Liverpool being linked with Ozan Kabak makes sense; he is young, playing regularly at a high level and comfortable on the ball, Klopp loves a ball playing centre back.
Whether or not FSG will be prepared to pay £40m to bring the youngster in is another matter, Klopp has already made it clear that the club cannot spend how they wanted to given the financial difficulties posed by the global health crisis.
We’ll be watching this space, it all makes sense but whether it makes a deal is another matter.