Liverpool have got to sign a defender in the January transfer window. Jürgen Klopp is shorthanded at the back to say the very least. The Reds need to bring in some reinforcements, the next couple of months will be a game of guessing just who will be brought in. Danny Mills has backed Liverpool to target David Alaba of Bayern Munich.
David Alaba contract
Liverpool signed Thiago this summer because he refused to sign a new deal at Bayern Munich with his contract set to expire the following summer.
David Alaba has also refused to sign a new deal at the Allianz with his contract also expiring at the end of the season.
The Bayern president has claimed that negotiations are over, strongly suggesting he’s heading for the exit door.
As a result, there have been plenty of Liverpool fans suggesting that David Alaba should become a target.
Danny Mills on Liverpool and David Alaba
Speaking to Football Insider, Danny Mills suggested that Liverpool will be tracking the David Alaba situation in the coming weeks.
Given that his contract is set to expire in the summer, the ex-pro believes that the Austrian will have a deal lined up in the near future, saying:
“I think Liverpool will be looking. It would be very difficult to win the title and challenge for the Champions League with a very inexperienced back four.
“I am sure a lot of the top clubs will be looking at Alaba. He can sign a pre-contract in January and I would be very, very surprised if he does not have something lined up already because he is world class.
“A player of that ability, that class, that pedigree will not wait for an auction come the end of the season.”
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing David Alaba would be the absolute dream.
The Austrian would arrive on a free transfer in the summer or would cost a pittance in January.
To sign a player with his CV in these circumstances would be an absolute steal, he would provide versatility and experience the the Reds’ backline and he already has a relationship with Thiago.
Fingers crossed the Reds do hold an interest in the defender.