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Report: Liverpool could move for Milan Skriniar as Van Dijk replacement

Liverpool have got some big decisions to make in January. The Reds will have to be active in the transfer market. Michael Edwards will surely be plotting away already, weighing up potential replacements for the club’s injured talismanic centre back. Calciomercato in Italy has suggested Liverpool could move for Milan Skriniar as a replacement for Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool could move for Milan Skriniar as a replacement for Virgil van Dijk. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Van Dijk injury

In the weekend just gone we saw one of the most controversial Merseyside Derbies of recent times.

The Reds did more than enough to win the game but two horrendous refereeing decisions meant that Jürgen Klopp’s side left with just a point.

Early on we saw Jordan Pickford somehow go unpunished for a reckless lunge at Virgil van Dijk which has ruled the Dutchman out for the season with an ACL tear.

In the final moments a winner for the visitors was chalked off with Sadio Mane bizarrely ruled offside.

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Liverpool could target Skriniar

According to Calciomercato in Italy, Liverpool could target Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan.

The outlet has claimed that the Reds will be looking to bolster their defensive ranks in January in response to the loss of their colossal Dutch centre half.

This summer we saw a prolonged Spurs pursuit of the Inter defender, The Guardian reporting in September that the Milanese club would demand £55m for the 25-year-old.

What RTK has to say

Liverpool moving for Milan Skriniar would make sense, he fits the profile of the kind of defender they’d buy.

He’s a good age to buy as a centre back and already has 270 first team appearances under his belt.

He likely won’t hit his prime for another four or five years, meaning his value will increase over time.

The price tag could put the Reds off with Dayot Upamecano costing just £36.5m in comparison.

However, his ability would definitely warrant consideration – he’s been a leading light for Inter in recent seasons.

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