Liverpool are shorthanded at the back to say the least. The Reds are going to have to resolve this issue in January’s transfer window. Michael Edwards will be spending his days analysing the data, weighing up his potential options for a new centre back. According to SportBild, Liverpool ‘maintain regular contact’ with Malick Thiaw.
Liverpool injury crisis
The Reds had an extraordinary transfer window this summer.
Michael Edwards’ wheeling and dealing impressed us all but one decision did leave fans scratching their heads.
Dejan Lovren was sold but not replaced, leaving Jürgen Klopp with just three centre backs in the senior side.
This decision backfired shortly after the window closed with Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the season and Joel Matip sidelined, along with makeshift option Fabinho.
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As a result, the Reds signing a centre back seems inevitable.
Liverpool and Malick Thiaw
Liverpool have been linked with Malick Thiaw for some months now. Way back in March The Mirror tipped the Reds to move for the Finnish defender.
SportBild have this week provided an update on the Reds’ interest – claiming that Liverpool are in ‘regular contact’ with Malick Thiaw.
The 19-year-old has made sporadic appearances for the Bundesliga side and has been impressive despite his young age – this season he’s played twice and scored once.
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Liverpool signing Malick Thiaw would likely make more sense than bringing in his teammate Ozan Kabak.
The Finnish defender would reportedly cost just £7m, a fraction of what the Bundesliga side allegedly want for his Turkish squadmate.
He would also be more content with a less active role in the side, growing in the shadow of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, whilst Kabak could struggle to go from playing each week to warming the bench.