LIverpool have been a tough team to score against in the past few seasons. The signings of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker calmed a shaky defence and for a while we looked impenetrable. This appears to have changed this season, we’ve been leaky at best. There could be another new defender arriving to sort it out next summer with Liverpool linked with Dayot Upamecano. Kopites have been drooling over the rumour.
Who is Dayot Upamecano?
21-years-old and playing for RB Leipzig, Dayot Upamecano is one of the most sought after young centre backs in world football.
At his young age the Frenchman has already played 117 times for RB Leipzig and is also capable of being deployed at right back.
He is just one of a number of players to make the switch from RB Salzburg to RB Leipzig.
Liverpool want Dayot Upamecano
According to Sport BILD in Germany, Liverpool are considering a €40m (£36.5m) bid for Dayot Upamecano next summer.
The Frenchman was linked with move away during this window but ended up signing a new deal which reportedly includes a release clause of just £36.5m.
If that figure is accurate then he would be one heck of a signing. He is just 21-years-old and is already impressing both domestically and in European competition.
Liverpool fans want Upamecano
Rush the Kop suggested we could see another ruthless replacement.
I wonder how Gomez’s recent performances have impacted Klopp’s thinking here – he was ruthless with Karius, could he bring similar vibes?
— Rush The Kop (Champions 🏴🌍) (@RushTheKop) October 7, 2020
Although he could just line up alongside Gomez in future.
No we just need another cb. Probably a long term plan of Gomez and upamecano as our cbs
— Ayaan (@Ayaan_LFC) October 7, 2020
A fresh face could liven things up at the back.
Well we need to get this done ASAP after recent games , not criticising any one of our player but fresh face in defence would be beneficial and he is a brilliant player
— colin campbell (@ColinScunner) October 7, 2020
We could sell Joel Matip to fund the deal.
We really should be triggering that
Take the 20m that somebody will offer for Matip and get half of it covered
— Rob91LFC (@Rd91L) October 7, 2020
Fans are desperate to see him at Anfield.
I want this guy so bad, our squad would be even more hard
— Bis#LFC (@Bis70148541) October 7, 2020
We just need to been the Mancs to his signature.
Thus would be a home run signing. Need to beat the Manchester clubs to him.
— Thomas Garrick (@YNWArkansas) October 7, 2020