Liverpool are going to be active in the transfer market this January. There can be no doubt about that. In the coming weeks and months we will likely see the Reds linked with dozens of players as the media guesses at who will come in to bolster the defensive numbers. Danny Murphy has backed Liverpool to sign David Alaba from Bayern Munich.
Liverpool defensive crisis
Ah these Reds hey. They love to give us a scare now and then.
Last season’s theme was One Goal Wins, this season’s theme is Everybody is Injured All the Time.
We started the season with just three centre backs in the senior side and at a point we were down to just one.
Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for the season after an awful tackle in the Merseyside Derby.
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Joel Matip was sidelined by being Joel Matip, his return at the Etihad was more than welcome.
Backup centre back Fabinho was also injured when he pulled up with a hamstring problem in the Champions League.
Given the problems we’ve faced, signing another centre back seems inevitable.
Murphy backs Liverpool to sign Alaba
Liverpool have been persistently linked with David Alaba in recent weeks.
The Bayern Munich defender’s contract expires at the end of the season and talks about a renewal are said to have halted.
Given his experience and versatility, he is seen by many to be an ideal Klopp signing.
Speaking to Stadium Astro, Danny Murphy backed Liverpool to sign David Alaba in January:
“In terms of his ability, he absolutely fits. He is a super player.
“I suppose what you would have to be looking at from Jurgen Klopp’s perspective is the balance of the squad moving forward when everyone is fit.
“Or you just look short-term and get the best option in possible, which would be him.
“I would be wanting to do it. You can’t have enough good players. I think he would certainly add quality and strength in depth, but there will be a lot of people interested and a lot of takers for Alaba.”
What RTK has to say
We are all in on Liverpool signing David Alaba.
Sure, there are plenty of reasons why it wouldn’t happen. His wages, the other interested parties etc.
However, we can still dream. His versatility would prove vital given the hectic schedule we face this season.
He also possesses a phenomenal passing range which would be useful from the centre of defence.