Liverpool have to make a move this January. The Reds made a rare error in the summer transfer window when they gambled on the fitness of their back four, a gamble which hasn’t paid off. Michael Edwards will have to be decisive ahead of the window opening as he lines up a Virgil van Dijk replacement. Twitter has reacted to reports of Liverpool targeting Dayot Upamecano.
Virgil van Dijk injury
Somehow the man of steel has been proven human. It is a shocking time for us all and we’re just now coming to terms with the Dutchman’s mortality.
Jordan Pickford flew in at Van Dijk’s knees and tore the defender’s ACL.
We will have to finish the season without the Dutchman, barring a miracle recovery like the one we saw from Zlatan Ibrahimovic a few years ago.
The centre back’s injury means that the club will have to sign another defender in January.
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Liverpool urged to sign Upamecano
Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to sign Dayot Upamecano, a player the Reds have been linked with extensively in recent weeks.
The Scouser made it clear on Sky Sports that the Reds have to have a player ready to come in on the 1st of January, they can’t afford to spend the month dilly dallying and negotiating.
The Reds have no option but to bring a player in, Liverpool signing Upamecano would make a lot of sense.
At 21-years-old he is one of the most promising young defenders in world football and he has the pace to play in the high line Jürgen Klopp has been operating with.
Twitter reacts to Liverpool and Upamecano
One user suggested Ozan Kabak would be a better option.
Of course no. Ozan Kabak would be better for them. Klopp loves to work with such young talents and also Ozan’s champions league performance is quite clear while Galatasaray was so bad on those days.
— Zorlubey (@Zorlubey35) October 19, 2020
Another said the Reds need to go for a proven star.
Replacing Van djik is not an easy task. Liverpool should go all out to sign a proven signing not a fourth choice or prospect.
— Vignesh (@Vijay_Thalaiva) October 20, 2020
Jonathan Tah’s name was brought up.
No doubt he’s monster CB but his injury record hasn’t been look nice but if he keeps injuries free would be great. What about Jonathan Tah he is still what 23 or 24 yo young CB but has he been high level or not I don’t know much about him tbh haven’t hear too much from him.
— Delwyn Sion Jones (@DelwynSJ) October 19, 2020
He would be worth it.
depends on his price. He is one of the most in-demand young defenders in Europe right now. So if we can get him for 40 million it’s worth it
— Steve🎃 (@Steve_LFC19) October 19, 2020
Of course, Kalidou Koulibaly was mentioned.
Prefer Kalidou Koulibaly we lack experienced center backs and we have too many young defenders as it is.
— Shakir Shomick (@SShomickH) October 19, 2020
A Manchester United fan was left terrified.
If they do this it will be insane ngl I hope they don’t man 😭
— DevilUnited🔰 (@DevilUnited2) October 19, 2020